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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-352

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)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dina L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-352). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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