Jean C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2099) interviewed by Claudine Drame and Annette Wieviorka
- Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1992
- Interview Date
- June 2, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jean C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2099). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jean C., who was born in France in 1908. He recalls his family had been in France for many generations; his prewar position as director of the Minister of the Interior's cabinet; military service when Germany invaded; demobilization; living in Carcassonne; marriage to a Catholic in 1940; their daughter's birth; arrest and imprisonment; transfer to Drancy; joining a group building an escape tunnel; their denunciation in November 1943; being shot at to scare him into revealing information; train deportation; jumping from the train; assistance from local villagers and railroad workers; traveling to Paris, then Switzerland (he knew the president); and returning to Paris after the war. Mr. C. discusses the administration and prisoner hierarchy in Drancy.