Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

Interviewee

Renée Hammond

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Interviewer

Klein, Ellen Wilson

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2010-06-21

Publication Date

2-21-2011

Abstract

Oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Renée Hammond. Hammond was born in Uzhhorod, Czechoslovakia, in 1925. She and her family lived comfortably until 1944, when their city was occupied by the Germans. They were marched out of their home and spent several weeks living in a lumberyard before being deported to Auschwitz, where the family was broken up. Hammond and her sister were taken to Essen, Germany, where they worked in the Krupp munitions factory. During a bombardment, the sisters and four other girls escaped from the factory and were sheltered by a German family until the town was liberated. Hammond and her sister were reunited with their brother, and the three siblings got jobs working in the American zone of occupation. Hammond married an American soldier and came to the United States in 1948 and was eventually followed by her brother and sister. Her sister was a witness at the Krupp Trial.

Keywords

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Czechoslovakia--Personal narratives, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany--Personal narratives, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives, Jewish women in the Holocaust, Holocaust survivors--Florida, Holocaust survivors--Interviews, Genocide, Crimes against humanity

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1 sound file (68 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

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Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Czechoslovakia--Personal narratives; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany--Personal narratives; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives; Jewish women in the Holocaust; Holocaust survivors--Florida; Holocaust survivors--Interviews; Genocide; Crimes against humanity

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Holocaust survivors oral history project

Identifier

F60-00029

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