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Henri E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3211) interviewed by Hélène Trigano and Claudine Drame,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3211

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    Videotape testimony of Henri E., who was born in Paris, France in 1916, one of five children. He recalls participating in organized sports; military service in 1937 in Metz; assignment to the Maginot Line in August 1939; retreating during the German invasion in 1940; being wounded; evacuation to Vichy; nineteen months hospitalization; activities for the Resistance while on furloughs from the hospital; meeting his sister in Clermont-Ferrand; participating in bombing Vichy government and Gestapo offices; his sister's arrest, then his on September 13, 1942; imprisonment in several places; a failed escape, organized by the Resistance in February 1944, resulting in executions; transfer to Compiègne, then Dachau; volunteering to donate blood in exchange for better food; learning they were tricked into participating in medical experiments; organizing by national groups; liberation by United States troops in April 1945; repatriation to Paris through Hotel Lutetia; reunion with his surviving sister and two brothers; working for the United States military; and his career at an oil company. Mr. E. discusses his belief he survived due to his athleticism and spirit of resistance; membership in veteran and survivor organizations; and sharing his experiences with his son.
    E., Henri, 1916-
    Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1995
    Interview Date
    March 10, 1995.
    Paris (France)
    Metz (France)
    Maginot Line (France)
    Vichy (France)
    Clermont-Ferrand (France)
    Cite As
    Henri E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3211). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Trigano, Hélène, interviewer.
    Drame, Claudine, interviewer.
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 52 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Concentration camps Underground movements.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.

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