Juliette H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2222) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- 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.
- Cite As
- Juliette H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2222). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.