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Rachel P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1997) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1997

Videotape testimony of Rachel P., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. She recalls attending Jewish school; withdrawal after Kristallnacht; her father's illegal emigration to Brussels in 1939; she and her brother legally joining him with assistance from the Red Cross; her mother's arrival following many unsuccessful illegal attempts; living in a refugee camp; German invasion; fleeing to Montesson, France; detention in a refugee camp; transfer to Limoges; placement in an OSE children's home with her brother; her parents' visits; her mother being warned of their imminent arrests; escaping to hide with her parents on a farm in Vendoeuvres; separation from her parents and brother when placed in a Catholic orphanage; joining her parents in Lyon; traveling to Grenoble, then La Buisse; attending school; being hidden by local non-Jews; liberation by United States troops in August 1944; emigration to Palestine via Marseille in 1945; participation in the 1948 Israel-Arab War; marriage in 1952; and emigration to the United States in 1954.

Author/Creator
P., Rachel, 1930-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
November 13, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rachel P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1997). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.