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Roger S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2098) interviewed by Claudine Drame and Dorit Welt

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2098

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.

Author/Creator
S., Roger, 1915-
Published
Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1992
Interview Date
June 5, 1992.
Language
French
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1100268
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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