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Simone G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2328)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2328

Videotape testimony of Simone G., who was born in Włocławek, Poland in 1931. She recounts vague memories of her parents and older brother; going to live with an aunt in Paris in 1936 (she never saw her family again); German invasion; her uncle's draft into the French military; his return; her aunt arranging to send her to an orphanage; learning her uncle had been deported; living with a family in central France, posing as a non-Jew; reunion with her aunt and uncle after liberation; living in Septeuil; returning to Paris; their emigration to the United States in 1957; marriage; and her children's births. Mrs. G. discusses her constant fear during the war of being exposed as a Jew; the separation from her parents resulting in her being a perfectionist and always wanting to belong; and her difficult relationship with her aunt.

G., Simone, 1931-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1990
Interview Date
March 25, 1990.
Włocławek (Poland)
Paris (France)
Septeuil (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Simone G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2328). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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