Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Philippe P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2586) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Kathy Strochlic,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2586

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Philippe P., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1937. He recalls his upper middle-class upbringing; fleeing to France after the German invasion; his father's brief service in the Polish Army; moving to Marseille; living in one room with his parents, aunt, and uncle; his mother working as a dressmaker to support them; moving to Lyon; never being told he was Jewish for safety reasons; food shortages; air bombardments; his mother recovering their false papers from the police; staying briefly with an aunt in the country; living with a Catholic family in a village near Lyon; friendship with the family's son; attending church; the father's participation in the Maquis; hiding an Allied soldier in the house; visiting his parents in Lyon; moving with his parents to Enghien; watching the victory parade in Paris; his family's emigration to the United States; and learning he was Jewish. Mr. P. discusses his nightmares and his fear of being alone after the war, and the importance of luck and his mother's bravery to his family's survival. He reads from his father's wartime and postwar letters to an uncle in the United States and shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    P., Philippe, 1937-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    May 25, 1993.
    Locale
    France
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Belgium
    Marseille (France)
    Lyon (France)
    Enghien-les-Bains (France)
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Philippe P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2586). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Strochlic, Kathy, interviewer.
    Notes
    Additional written material is available in the repository.
    Associated material: Miriam G. Holocaust testimony [mother] (HVT-2587), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 12 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Resistance.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Hiding.
    False papers.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288258
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4288258

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us