Joseph M. Holocaust tesimony (HVT-1671) interviewed by Chaya Roth and Allen M. Siegel
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
- Interview Date
- January 20, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Joseph M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1671). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.