Roger S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2098) interviewed by Claudine Drame and Dorit Welt
- Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1992
- Interview Date
- June 5, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Roger S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2098). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Roger S., who was born in Paris, France in 1915. He recalls two years military service beginning in 1936; recall in 1939; discharge in Metz in 1940; imprisonment in Cherche-Midi in 1941; transfer to Clairvaux in 1942; deportation to Drancy in July; distributing coffee, cleaning rooms, and taking care of children deported from Pithiviers; joining a group building an escape tunnel; interrogation and deportation after the Germans discovered it; nineteen of them escaping from the train (only one was eventually recaptured); assistance from many Resistants and other non-Jews; traveling with false papers to Lyon; and reunion with his family. Mr. S. relates his friends' escape stories, their postwar reunions, and reflects on the differences in each survivor's experiences.