Sophia Cohen Chaton Transcript

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Cohen Chaton, Sophia
Browder Committee
Women--Personal narratives. , Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. , Holocaust survivors--United States. , Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Study and teaching. , Star of David badges. , Women--Personal narratives. , World War, 1939-1945--Children--Netherlands. , World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Netherlands , World War, 1939-1945--Jewish resistance--Netherlands. , World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue--Netherlands.
Sophia Cohen Chatov, born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1936, discusses her upbringing in hiding beginning when she was 4 years old across parts of rural Holland with various non-Jewish families and individuals who took in Jewish chidlren. Over three years and twelve relocations, Sophia changed her name numerous times and grappled with her Jewish identity, loneliness and isolation in hiding, and adapting to the many different cultures who provided a safe haven for her and other Jewish children. She also discusses how her other family members spent their time in hiding apart from each other, and the family's reunion after the war.
This collection was donated by Norman Carlson of the Wallenberg Committee and George Browder of the Goldbloom Memorial Fund Committee. This collection comprises recorded oral histories from two living history day events focused on interviewing Holocaust survivors. This collection comprises oral history recordings on broadcast video cassette, VHS cassette, and audio cassette. All of which has been digitized as MP4 files. This collection is arranged into two major series, Series A. Interview Recordings and Series B. Interview Transcripts. Both of these series are in separate arrangements, the first level being the committee that created the recordings and the sub series level by last name of interviewee in alphabetical order.