Jeanine C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2090) interviewed by Annette Wieviorka
- Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1992
- Interview Date
- May 14, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jeanine C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2090). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jeanine C., who was born in 1928. She recounts her mother's death in 1932; living in a Jewish orphanage in Paris; German invasion; evacuation to Berck-sur-Mer; returning to Paris in 1940; dispersion of the orphans by UGIF to avoid deportations; her section's deportation to Drancy in July 1944; deportation to Birkenau in August; remaining together with fifteen EIF scouts (including Yvette L.); slave labor in Auschwitz; transfer to Kratzau in November; work in a munitions factory; receiving food from a supervisor; a friend giving birth and being transfered (mother and baby survived); liberation by Soviet troops in May 1945; traveling to Longuyon; receiving documents; transfer to a Paris hotel, then to Moissac; marriage to a non-Jew; their emigration to Israel in 1951; returning to France in 1952; and working for the CDJC and the war veterans organization. Mrs. C. discusses the importance of the EIF group in maintaining morale in camps; cultural conflicts between deportees, resistants, and veterans, including difficulties receiving benefits; continuing nightmares; and her daughter's hope that she writes a book. She details camp experiences naming many friends; her father's deportation (he perished); and her older sister remaining in France.