Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Barbara Schechter Cohen - May 1, 2002


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.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Family
  3. Knowledge of the War
  4. Hiding Under Floor
  5. DP Camp
  6. Immigration to America
  7. Post-War Recollections
  8. Brooklyn
  9. Being Philosophical
  10. Experience as Child of Survivors
  11. Thoughts on Being a Survivor
  12. Identifying as a Survivor
  13. Holocaust Survivor Issues
  14. Interest in the Holocaust
  15. Visiting Camps
  16. Reaction to Schindler's List
  17. Reaction to Camps
  18. Having Nightmares
  19. Understanding Parents
  20. Conclusion

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