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Monique B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2634) interviewed by Maryanne Kador and Bonnie Dwork,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2634

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Monique B., who was born in Marseille, France in 1929. She describes growing up in an affluent and assimilated family; German invasion; her family's Protestant baptism in Nice to protect themselves; hiding in a village in Lot-et-Garonne; her parents' arrest (she never saw them again); being placed on a farm, unaware of the assistance provided by Jewish organizations to children whose parents had been deported; being placed in a boarding school; her older sister receiving a letter which her parents had thrown from the train which advised them to remain in hiding; returning to Marseille after liberation; reclaiming her family's apartment; working in Paris; emigration to Palestine in 1948; meeting her future husband; returning to France; marriage; her daughter's birth; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. B. discusses hiding her emotions as a result of her experience; distant relations with her siblings; not sharing her experiences with her children until they were older; and losing her belief in God. She shows photographs and documents.
    Author/Creator
    B., Monique, 1929-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    May 19, 1993.
    Locale
    France
    Palestine
    Marseille (France)
    Nice (France)
    Lot-et-Garonne (France)
    Cite As
    Monique B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2634). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kador, Maryanne, interviewer.
    Dwork, Bonnie, interviewer.

    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., 1 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288457
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:23:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4288457

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