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Andree D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1628) interviewed by Susanne Glaser and Janet Brown

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1628

Videotape testimony of Andree D., who was born in Paris, France in 1927. She recalls her early childhood in Egypt; moving to Paris after her parents' divorce; pleasant summers with her grandparents in Egypt; her mother's remarriage to a Catholic in 1937; attending boarding school; the school's relocation to a castle near Vichy after the German invasion; joining her mother and stepfather in Bordeaux in 1940; obtaining false papers as her stepfather's child; moving to Arcachon, then Paris; attending schools in Vichy and Paris in 1942 and 1943; feeling fortunate that she did not have to wear a star; hearing of people sent to Drancy; her brother's birth in February 1944; their move to Arbourse; liberation; and return to Paris. Mrs. D. recounts returning to her father in Egypt in 1945; her first exposure to Jewish life; marriage in 1948; moving to France, then South Africa; and emigration to the United States in 1961. She notes the headmistress of the boarding school she attended saved many Jewish children.

Author/Creator
D., Andree, 1927-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
September 16, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Andree D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1628). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1087041
Record last modified: 2012-08-23 15:11:00
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