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Jean C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2099) interviewed by Claudine Drame and Annette Wieviorka,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2099

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    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.
    C., Jean, 1908-
    Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1992
    Interview Date
    June 2, 1992.
    Carcassonne (France)
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Jean C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2099). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Wieviorka, Annette, interviewer.
    Drame, Claudine, interviewer.
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (50 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Concentration camps Underground movements.
    Aid by non-Jews.

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