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Joseph M. Holocaust tesimony (HVT-1671) interviewed by Chaya Roth and Allen M. Siegel,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1671

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Joseph M., who was born in Paris, France in 1938. He recalls his father being wounded while in the French military; visiting him in Beaune-la-Rolande with his mother; his father's return to Paris; hiding with his parents with assistance from his father's non-Jewish employers; moving to a hiding place in the suburbs; wandering off by himself; his mother retrieving him from the police station; his parents placing him with a French family, then with a French concierge (they secretly looked at him weekly, but he was not aware of their presence); hiding with his parents in a suburb; liberation by United States troops; returning to Paris; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. M. discusses the loss of his childhood; his need for stability; the deaths of his entire extended family in Poland; and the pride his grandparents would have had in his children.
    Author/Creator
    M., Joseph, 1938-
    Published
    Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
    Interview Date
    January 20, 1991.
    Locale
    France
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Joseph M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1671). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Roth, Chaya H.
    Siegel, Allen M., interviewer.
    Notes
    Associated material: Leo M. Holocaust testimony [father](HVT-1672), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (51 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284040
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:
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