Alice K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2315) interviewed by Raya C. Schapiro
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1992
- Interview Date
- June 14, 1992.
- 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.
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.