Charles L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2062) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- April 29, 1992.
- 2 copies: and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Charles L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2062). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Charles L., who was born in Paris, France in 1929. He recalls the outbreak of war; moving with his family to Montargis; living with cousins; returning to Paris; antisemitic regulation, including wearing the yellow star; his father's arrest in August 1941 (he never saw him again); his brother's arrest and release (he went to Vichy, the unoccupied zone); being warned by non-Jews of the July 16, 1942 round-up; hiding with his mother; being smuggled to Vichy France; a station master in Angoulême helping them avoid detection; boarding a train for Saint-Junien; being forced by the police to get off at Chasseneuil; convincing a police chief to allow them to continue to Saint-Junien; joining his brother in Cros-de-Cagnes; benign conditions under Italian occupation; attending a Catholic school; moving to Nice when the Germans occupied Vichy; hiding cousins in their apartment; liberation by United States troops; returning to Paris with his mother; and his emigration to the United States to join three aunts.