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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2541

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.

S., Rochelle, 1931-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
December 9, 1992.
Paris (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rochelle S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2541). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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