Jacqueline L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1166) interviewed by Mary Hughes
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1987
- Interview Date
- May 12, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jacqueline L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1166). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jacqueline L., who was born in Paris in 1932. She recounts her family was not religious, although she knew she was Jewish; awareness of "bad feelings" beginning in 1940; not answering the door when French police came for them on September 24, 1942; a non-Jewish neighbor telling them to go away (she knew they were home); being placed in hiding with the non-Jewish wife of a relative; knowing her parents and older sister were hiding in southern France; her "aunt" tutoring her (she could not attend school) and trying to convert her to Christianity; having a ration card (she has no idea how they obtained it), but not wearing the star; waiting in food lines for the family; liberation by United States troops in August 1944; her father's arrival in October; living with her family near Limoges; returning to Paris in July 1945; and sad reunions. Ms. L. notes she emigrated to the United States to join her brother and sister (her parents followed) and her deeper appreciation of life, her parents, and freedom due to her experiences.