Lucien A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2595) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 18, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lucien A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2595). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lucien A., who was born in Paris, France in 1930. He recalls his family leaving Paris with relatives in early 1940; living in Pau for a year; his grandfather's death; moving to Italian-occupied Nice when Germans came to Pau; his bar mitzvah in their home; hiding after German occupation in 1943; being sent with his cousins to Châtillon-sur-Indre; living under false papers with a non-Jewish woman (she knew he was Jewish); attending school; the principal and a teacher denying there were Jewish children (there were others) when confronted by the Germans; visiting his cousins who were nearby; his parents retrieving him after the war; returning to Paris; his father suing to recover their apartment; emigration to the United States in 1949; military draft in 1951; being stationed in Germany; meeting his wife in Paris; marriage; returning to the U.S.; military discharge; and visits to relatives in France and Israel.