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Simon F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2180) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2180

Videotape testimony of Simon F., who was born in Paris, France in 1926. He recounts his parents were Polish immigrants; living in the Jewish area (Marais); German invasion; traveling south hoping to assist the French military; returning to Paris after France was divided; imposition of anti-Jewish restrictions; round-ups; his father leaving for unoccupied France; smuggling the remainder of the family to join his father in Avignon; joining the Resistance; obtaining false papers for the entire family; one sister being hidden in a convent; other family, including his parents, hiding with non-Jews; allied bombings; blowing up bridges as part of the Maquis; liberation by United States troops; arresting collaborators; public humiliation of women who had relations with Germans; enlisting in the French military in 1945; posting to Vienna; returning to Paris; emigrating to the United States in 1947; and bringing his family from France. Mr. F. shows photographs and documents.

F., Simon, 1926-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
October 8, 1992.
Paris (France)
Avignon (France)
Vienna (Austria)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Simon F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2180). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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