Marcel F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2468) interviewed by Gitta Fajerstein
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1994
- Interview Date
- March 6, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marcel F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2468). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marcel F., who was born in Paris, France in 1936 to immigrant parents. He recounts living in a Jewish neighborhood; his father enlisting in the Foreign Legion in 1938 to obtain citizenship; German invasion; his father's escape to Bort-les-Orgues in the unoccupied zone; brief arrest with his mother in Dijon in 1940 on their way to join his father; release due to intervention from the mayor of Bort-les-Orgues; reunion with his father; leaving his parents to hide on a farm in Les Marjoris; a cousin joining him there (her parents did not survive); developing a loving relationship with the farm family; becoming Catholic; assuming a false name; visits from his parents once a month; attending school; his sorrow at leaving the farm after liberation; returning to Paris; and emigration to the United States. Mr. F. notes his admiration and love for the family who hid him and the mayor of Bort-les-Orgues who saved his family, and the deaths of about sixty family members during the war.