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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2099

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.
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.
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