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Dina L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-352) interviewed by Carol Tobin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-352

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    Videotape testimony of Dina L., who was born in Paris in approximately 1927 to Polish immigrants. She recounts her family's poverty; antisemitic harassment by children; participating in a program that sent poor children to country farms during the summer; her father's enlistment in the French military; German occupation in June 1940; her father's brief return, then departure to work in Belgium; anti-Jewish restrictions, including the yellow star; a teacher and bystanders convincing a German soldier not to arrest her for not having her papers; joining her brother, who was living with farmers in the country; her mother obtaining false papers and joining them; the entire village protecting them; returning to Paris in October 1944; returning to school; and emigrating to the United States in 1947. Ms. L. discusses visiting Malines, from where her father was deported, and finding his name on a monument in Brussels.
    L., Dina, 1927?-
    Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
    Interview Date
    August 8, 1984.
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Dina L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-352). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tobin, Carol, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 33 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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