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Roger B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2840) interviewed by Henri Borlant and Annette Wieviorka,

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    Videotape testimony of Roger B., who was born in Nancy, France in 1910. He recalls working as a court lawyer; moving to Paris; mobilization in August 1939; service on the Maginot line; being taken prisoner by Germans in June 1940; internment as a French prisoner of war in several places, including Sarrebourg, Sarralbe, and Trier, which are described in his friend Francis Ambrière's book; assisting groups to stay together; receiving extra food from a guard; transfer to Amboise, then Saumur; his parents visiting once; transfer to Sankt Johann im Pongau; organizing plays and giving lectures; work assignments in Salzburg; liberation in May 1945; returning to Paris; reunion with his parents; working for several Jewish organization; marriage in 1947; nomination to the Legion of Honor; and writing for the Jewish press.
    B., Roger, 1910-
    Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1994
    Interview Date
    March 14, 1994.
    Nancy (France)
    Paris (France)
    Sarrebourg (France)
    Sarralbe (France)
    Amboise (France)
    Saumur (France)
    Salzburg (Austria)
    Sankt Johann im Pongau (Austria)
    Cite As
    Roger B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2840). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Borlant, Henri, interviewer.
    Wieviorka, Annette, interviewer.
    This testimony is in French.
    Related publication: The long holiday / Francis Ambrière; tr. by Elaine P. Halperin. -- Chicago : Ziff-Davis Pub. Co., c1948.
    Related publication: Les grandes vacances, 1939-1945 / Francis Ambrière. -- Paris : Les Éditions de la nouvelle France, c1946.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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