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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2840

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.

Author/Creator
B., Roger, 1910-
Published
Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1994
Interview Date
March 14, 1994.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Roger B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2840). 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/4288935
Record last modified: 2014-02-20 10:58:00
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