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