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Rochelle S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2541) interviewed by Edith Bayme and Bonnie Dwork,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2541

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Rochelle S., who was born in Paris, France in 1931. She recounts her parents' emigration from Poland in 1930; their poverty; her sister's birth in 1938; German invasion in 1940; anti-Jewish measures; hospitalization and a forty-day quarantine for scarlet fever in 1942; cessation of her family's visits; a non-Jewish neighbor visiting; being released to the neighbor, who told her that her family left France; hiding with the neighbor; placement in a convent school; learning Catholic prayers and receiving solace from them; conversion to Catholicism; her neighbor taking her to live with relatives in a village; affectionate relations with her rescuers; attending school; reluctantly leaving when placed in a Jewish children's home after the war; finding family friends in Paris in 1945 who contacted her relatives in the United States; emigration to the United States in 1947; living with an aunt; marriage; and the births of three children. Mrs. S. discusses continuing relations with her rescuers; having always shared her experiences with her family; and learning of her parents' and sister's deportations and deaths from the Klarsfeld directory. She shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    S., Rochelle, 1931-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    December 9, 1992.
    Locale
    France
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Rochelle S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2541). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Bayme, Edith, interviewer.
    Dwork, Bonnie, interviewer.
    Notes
    Related publication: Mémorial de la déportation des juifs de France. English Memorial to the Jews deported from France, 1942-1944 : documentation of the deportation of the victims of the Final Solution in France / Serge Klarsfeld. -- New York, N.Y. (515 Madison Ave, New York 10022) : B. Klarsfeld Foundation, c1983.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (39 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287841
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:42:00
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