Monique B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2634) interviewed by Maryanne Kador and Bonnie Dwork
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 19, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Monique B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2634). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.