Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Claire Fund

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Claire Fund
Interviewer:
Tannenbaum, Karen
Interviewee:
Fund, Claire, 1949-
Date:
2005-10-26
Description:
Claire Fund recounts how her Jewish parents survived World War II. Her father Charles Fund and his sister Esther were born in Yeremsha, Poland, in the early 1900s. Charles trained as an engineer in France, joined a branch of the French Army, and ended up in Glasgow, Scotland. There he met his wife, Aurelia Frenkel of Vienna, who had escaped Austria on foot in 1939. Esther, a dentist who had returned home to practice, hid in a farmers barn for more than a year to evade the Germans. Once it was safe for her to come out of hiding, she joined the Free Czechoslovakian Army, where she met her husband, Miroslav Kerner.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Fund, Claire – Interviews
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Jewish, Holocaust survivors -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Holocaust survivors -- Massachusetts -- History, Holocaust survivors -- Canada –- History, Jews –- Immigrants -- United States History
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-304
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
application/pdf, audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2011, The College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.