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Lucien A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2595) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2595

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.

Author/Creator
A., Lucien, 1930-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
May 18, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288282
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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