Berthe B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2668) interviewed by Annette Wieviorka and Rachel Wieviorka
- Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
- Interview Date
- December, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Berthe B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2668). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Berthe B., who was born in Paris, France in 1935. She relates traveling with her parents after the war began; her father's enlistment in the French military in 1939; his return in 1940; learning to read from him; her father's arrest in May 1941; reading his letters from Pithiviers and visiting him in the summer of 1941; her mother arranging for her to live in Normandy in June 1942; hiding with a French woman in Condé-sur-Huisne (she later learned her father advised her mother to hide her); Marcel, a French man, arranging her transfer to another family; studying for conversion to Christianity (she remained Jewish); losing contact with her mother; travel arrangements by Marcel via Nogent-le-Rotrou, Paris, and Lyon to join her mother in Lacaune in February 1942; attending a Catholic school; being hidden with her mother in Aveyron; remaining with the nuns in Lacaune when her mother moved to Lyon in 1944 to be among her Bundist friends; their return to Paris in September 1945; and learning her father had perished. Mrs. B. recalls the Bundist network which assisted them; Jewish life in Lacaune; and recent trips to Lacaune with her husband and daughter.