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Andre M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2178) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2178

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.

Author/Creator
M., Andre, 1931-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
September 9, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4286622
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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