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Denise B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2172) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2172

Videotape testimony of Denise B., who was born in Paris, France in 1934. She remembers a home filled with love and happiness; her father's arrest in 1941 (she never saw him again); she and her sister being sent to hide with a French family in Seiches-sur-le-Loir (her mother remained behind with their baby brother); their conversion to Catholicism; comfort provided by church ritual; liberation by United States troops; returning with an uncle to Paris; learning their mother was taken from Drancy to Majdanek where she perished (her brother survived); living in a Jewish orphanage in Andrésy; emigrating with her sister to the United States; difficulties adjusting to a new culture; marriage and return to France; her son's birth; divorce; return to the United States; her second marriage; and her daughter's birth. Mrs. B. discusses difficulties in relationships resulting from her experiences; trying to resolve these through a support group; her close relationship with her daughter; and their sense that their roles are reversed resulting from the war years.

B., Denise, 1934-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
October 15, 1992.
Paris (France)
Seiches-sur-le-Loir (France)
Andrésy (France)
2 copies:b3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Denise B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2172). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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