Regine B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1207) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1988
- Interview Date
- November 29, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Regine B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1207). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Regine B., who was born in Paris, France in 1925. She recounts her parents' emigration from Poland in the 1920s; German invasion in 1940; anti-Jewish laws; transport with her parents to Drancy in July 1942 (her brother hid outside Paris); harsh conditions and the loss of dignity; release after her mother convinced authorities she was a French citizen; and reluctance to leave her parents. Mrs. B. describes hiding outside Paris for two years with her brother in the home of an uncle whose wife was not Jewish; her uncle's arrest; his wife's obtaining false papers for them; receiving letters from her parents until their deportation (she notes their names in the Klarsfeld book); the difficulties of daily life in hiding; liberation by United States troops; returning to Paris; and emigrating to the United States with her brother in 1947. She discusses both the hostile environment in France and the many French people who helped, and her recent trip to eastern Europe.