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Alice K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2315) interviewed by Raya C. Schapiro

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2315

Videotape testimony of Alice K., who was born in Paris, France in 1930. She recalls her father's draft in September 1939; being sent to the coast with her school when Germany invaded; her mother retrieving her three months later; living in Brittany with her mother and younger, developmentally disabled sister; returning to Paris; her uncles staying with them for protection due to her mother's status as a POW wife; being sent to several places, including a convent in Auxerres, where she found solace in Catholicism; her mother leaving Paris to escape a round-up in 1942; hiding with her sister, with assistance from neighbors; living in several places; illegally traveling to Toulouse with her sister in 1943 under false names; reunion with her mother near Vienne; living together in a convent; attending school, posing as a non-Jew from Alsace; liberation by United States troops; and living in the Roussillon countryside. Mrs. K. describes returning to Paris; the trauma of learning of concentration camps and friends who did not return; reunion with her father; and emigration to the United States. She discusses nightmares and depression resulting from the war years; her Jewish identity; and her pleasure in her grandchildren.

Author/Creator
K., Alice, 1930-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1992
Interview Date
June 14, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alice K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2315). 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/1113642
Record last modified: 2015-06-09 15:16:00
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