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Juliette H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2222) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2222

Videotape testimony of Juliette H., who was born in Oran, Algeria in 1925, one of eight children. She describes the vibrant Jewish community; cordial relations with the Arabs; her family's Jewish holiday celebrations; antisemitism during lyceé entrance exams; receiving a scholarship; antisemitic policies after formation of the Vichy government; food shortages; expulsion of Jewish students from schools; non-Jewish teachers offering them private lessons; her father's loss of his government job; liberation by United States troops in December 1942; hosting Allied troops; her younger brother's death due to shortages of medicine; working in a French hospital, then for the United States Army; transfer with her sister to work in Deauville and Le Havre; their return to Algeria; their emigration to the United States in 1953; antisemitic attitudes of fellow workers in a bank; and her appreciation of open religious practices and religious freedom in the United States. She shows photographs.

H., Juliette, 1925-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
November 5, 1992.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Juliette H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2222). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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