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Title
Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series transcript
Creator
Chernoff, Rena
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee
Abstract
Holocaust survivor Rena Chernoff discusses her experiences during the Holocaust as part of the Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series held during Northeastern University's annual Holocaust Awareness Week. Chernoff, born in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland, was a young child when the war began. After being deported from hometown's ghetto and doing forced labor with her parents in the Blizyn concentration camp, she was transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Auschwitz-Birkenau, she and her cousin survived by living in a barracks with twins who underwent medical experiments and she was later reunited with her mother. Her cousin, Frieda Grayzel, also spoke multiple times as part of the Backstrom lecture series.
Title
Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series. Rena Chernoff. 1999
Alternative Title
Rena Chernoff : 1999
Creator
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.), Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee (Creator)
Contributor
Chernoff, Rena (Speaker)
Language
English
Date created
1999
Type of resource
Moving image
Genre
Video recordings
Format
Video
Digital origin
reformatted digital
Abstract/Description
Holocaust survivor Rena Chernoff discusses her experiences during the Holocaust as part of the Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series held during Northeastern University's annual Holocaust Awareness Week. Chernoff, born in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland, was a young child when the war began. After being deported from hometown's ghetto and doing forced labor with her parents in the Blizyn concentration camp, she was transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Auschwitz-Birkenau, she and her cousin survived by living in a barracks with twins who underwent medical experiments and she was later reunited with her mother. Her cousin, Frieda Grayzel, also spoke multiple times as part of the Backstrom lecture series.
Notes
Part of lecture series, "Holocaust Awareness Committee: a time to bear witness."
Related item
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee records (A67)
Holocaust awareness series. Backstrom Holocaust survivors speakers series ; 1999
Subjects and keywords
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives
Jewish ghettos
Warsaw (Poland)
Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)
Treblinka (Concentration camp)
Blizyn (Concentration camp)
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Mengele, Josef, 1911-1979
Robota, Roza
Chernoff, Rena
child survivor
Identifier
TLC_0121
Permanent URL
Location
Northeastern University Library
Archives and Special Collections (A67) Rena Chernoff, Location 89/4
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