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Colette T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2657) interviewed by Josette Zarka and Henri Borlant,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2657

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Colette T., who was born in France in 1932. She describes growing up in Rouen in a very assimilated family (she did not realize she was Jewish); her father's service in the French military; fleeing to Agen with her mother and brother after German invasion; learning her father was a prisoner of war; returning to Rouen; shame at having to wear the yellow star; an empathic teacher; arrest with her mother and brother on January 15, 1943 despite their status as family of a war prisoner; deportation to Drancy; transfer to Beaune-la-Rolande; return to Drancy; a rabbi who organized classes, her first knowledge of Judaism; other adults organizing math lessons; deportation in a passenger train to Bergen-Belsen on May 1, 1944; starvation, appells and beatings; learning about Auschwitz from transferred prisoners; evacuation by train; liberation by Soviet troops; and, with her brother, caring for their mother when she had typhus. Mrs. T. discusses intergroup relations and her family relations in the camps.
    Author/Creator
    T., Colette, 1932-
    Published
    Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
    Interview Date
    January 8, 1993.
    Locale
    Rouen (France)
    Agen (France)
    Cite As
    Colette T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2657). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Zarka, Josette, interviewer.
    Borlant, Henri, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    Language
    French
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 30 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1109448
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
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