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Sarah G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2821) interviewed by Annette Wieviorka and Huguette Puttermilec

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2821

Videotape testimony of Sarah G., who was born in 1927 in Poland. She recalls emigration to Paris; her orthodox home in a Jewish neighborhood; her father's expulsion from France in 1934 (he was working illegally); his legal return a year later; a brief evacuation to Yonne with her mother and five siblings when the war began in 1939; German invasion of Paris in 1940; anti-Jewish laws; visiting friends in Pithiviers; her mother's death in 1941; placing her younger siblings in OSE orphanages; and eluding the Vélodrome d'Hiver round-up of July 16, 1942. Mrs. G. recounts living with a French Jewish family; her father being hidden by co-workers in the basement of his workshop for the entire war; fleeing to Landivy with her youngest brothers and her friend, the daughter of the Jewish family with whom she had lived; confessing they were Jewish to a vicar; being placed on a farm as a servant with her friend (her brothers were taken by OSE); fleeing to Paris with her friend months before liberation; joining UJRE; and her siblings' return after liberation. She describes her postwar life and that of her siblings.

Author/Creator
G., Sarah, 1927-
Published
Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
Interview Date
November 29, 1993.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sarah G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2821). 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/1113635
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:13:00
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