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Guide to Renata Polt oral history interview OHP.3902
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Existence and Location of Copies note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Renata Polt oral history interview
    Identifier/Call Number: OHP.3902
    Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: OHT Box #32
    Storage Unit: Tauber Holocaust Library Archives
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet comprising one videotape with a total running time of 1:37 and one transcript of 59 pages
    Date: 1996 February 5
    Abstract: This collection comprises one videotape with accompanying transcript of an oral history interview with Renata Polt conducted by the Holocaust Oral History Project on February 5, 1996.
    Creator: Polt, Renata
    Creator: Ayres, Gene
    Creator: Simplicio, Sean

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection comprises one videotape with accompanying transcript of an oral history interview with Renata Polt. The interview was conducted by Gene Ayres on behalf of the Holocaust Oral History Project on February 5, 1996. Renata Polt is a Holocaust survivor.
    The interview describes Ms. Polt's childhood in Ustek, Czechoslovakia; her family's religious life; and her family's decision to leave for Lucerne, Switzerland in September 1938. She describes her experiences in Switzerland, the family's journey to Cuba in the spring of 1939, and her experiences there. She discusses immigration to the United States in the fall of 1940, her education, and her life in America. She describes her understanding of the events of the Holocaust as a child, and the fates of other family members.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

    Existence and Location of Copies note

    Master copies of the oral history interview are located at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

    Preferred Citation note

    Renata Polt oral history interview - OHP.3902, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

    Related Archival Materials note

    Renata Polt is the daughter of Elizabeth Polt and the sister of John Polt, also interviewed. See Elizabeth Polt oral history interview - OHP.3933 and John Polt oral history interview - OHP.3970.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Holocaust survivors -- United States
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
    Jewish families -- Czechoslovakia
    Jewish refugees -- Cuba
    Jewish refugees -- Switzerland
    Jewish women in the Holocaust
    United States -- Emigration and immigration