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Irene K., Holocaust testimony (HVT-1938) interviewed by Susan Lang and Elaine Tannenbaum,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1938

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    Videotape testimony of Irene K., who was born in Strasbourg, France in 1920. She describes her family's restaurant; good relations with non-Jews; attending lycee for nurses' training; evacuation to Limoges in September 1939; her brother's escape to join the Free French in North Africa; marriage in 1941; working for OSE to hide and assist Jewish children; her husband's work with the underground; her daughter's birth in 1942; arrest and escape when the train station was bombed; and hiding with her husband, child and mother-in-law for a year with friends in the underground. Mrs. K. recounts working with the Red Cross after the massacre in Oradour-sur-Glane in June 1944 and secretly taking photographs which she shows. Mrs. K. dedicates her testimony to those who hid her family.
    K., Irene, 1920-
    Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Holocaust Oral History Project, 1992
    Interview Date
    October 29, 1992.
    Strasbourg (France)
    Limoges (France)
    Vichy (France)
    Cite As
    Irene K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1938). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Lang, Susan, interviewer.
    Tannenbaum, Elaine, interviewer.
    Associated material: Rabbi David K. Holocaust testimony [husband] (HVT-1902), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 13 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mass killings.
    False papers.

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