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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1671

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.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284040
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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