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Document Details


Title: Barbara Schechter Cohen
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Michigan, Dearborn. Mardigian Library
Collection: Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
Description: An interview with Barbara Schechter Cohen, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Dr. Sidney Bolkosky, Professor of History at the University of Michigan--Dearborn. Mrs. Schechter Cohen, born in 1941, is child survivor of the Holocaust. Following the outbreak of the war, Barbara and her mother were separated from her father. Traveling on forged papers, Barbara and her mother went to Austria, where he mother worked. Following the end of the war, the two were placed in a DP camp outside of Stuttgart Germany, where they were reunited with Barbara's father. The family emigrated to the United States in 1946.
URL: http://holocaust.umd.umich.edu/cohen/
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cohen, Barbara Schechter, 1941-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1941
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 61
Document date: 01-May-2002
Interviewer: Bolkosky, Sidney
Organizations discussed: Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Poland, 1940-1945; Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 1940-1945; Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany, 1937-1945; Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 1933-1945; National Socialist German Workers Party, Germany
Historical events discussed: Holocaust, 1938-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; Asia; Austria; Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Czech Republic; Europe; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; North America; North Holland, Netherlands; Pest, Hungary; Poland; Romania; Russia; Ukraine; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; Asia; Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Poland, 1940-1945; Austria; Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 1940-1945; Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany, 1937-1945; Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Concentration camps; Czech Republic; Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 1933-1945; Europe; Germany; Holocaust, 1938-1945; Hungary; Jewish ghettos; Jews--United States; Labor camps; National Socialist German Workers Party, Germany; Netherlands; North America; North Holland, Netherlands; Oral history; Pest, Hungary; Poland; Romania; Russia; Ukraine; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025155-27008