Andre M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2178) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- September 9, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Andre M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2178). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Andre M., who was born in Paris, France in 1931, the second of four children, to Polish immigrants. He recalls cordial relations with non-Jews; his father's military service; German invasion; his father's return; anti-Jewish regulations; support from friends and teachers; his father's arrest and acquittal (they did not know he was Jewish); his father moving to unoccupied France, thinking it safer; being smuggled with two siblings to Mont-de-Marsan, then Grenade-sur-l'Adour; reunion with their father and sister in Pau; their mother joining them; German occupation of the Vichy zone; placement in farm villages using false papers; attending catechism classes; his father participating in the underground; liberation by the Resistance; returning to Paris; meeting survivors of extermination camps; emigrating to the United States; and his hope that future generations remember the horrors of the Second World War. Mr. M. shows documents and memorabilia.