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Nadine H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2822) interviewed by Annette Wieviorka and Henri Borlant

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2822

Videotape testimony of Nadine H., who was born in France in 1928. She relates living in Strasbourg; moving to Eure-et-loir with her mother when the war began; joining her father in Nancy in 1940; German invasion; fleeing with her mother to a village near Pau, then Vichy; living in Cusset from 1940 to 1941; moving to Valence, then Lyon in October 1941; arrest with her parents on May 13, 1944; Gestapo interrogations; incarceration in Montluc prison; transfer to Drancy; her parents meeting with Commander Brunner; and deportation to Auschwitz in May 1944. Dr. H. recounts her father's last words to her; difficulties comprehending the gas chambers; slave labor, starvation, appells, selections, and beatings; her mother becoming ill, and her disappearance in October 1944; transfer to the "children's block"; working in the Union Kommando; the death march on January 18, 1945; transfer to Ravensbrück, Jugendlager, and Malchow; and liberation by United States troops during a forced evacuation on May 2, 1945. She describes repatriation; living with a foster family; recuperating from tuberculosis; the continuing trauma of the loss of her parents; recent publication of her memoir, "Si tu t'en sors" (written in 1947-48); and the importance of relations with other deportees.

Author/Creator
H., Nadine, 1928-
Published
Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
Interview Date
November 23, 1993.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nadine H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2822). 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/1113636
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