Marie F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-712) interviewed by Dori Laub and James W. Pennebaker
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
- Interview Date
- January 19, 1986.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marie F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-712). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marie F., who was born in Pont-à-Mousson, France in 1925 to a Catholic mother and Jewish father. She recalls attending Catholic school at age four; public school from age six to eleven; her father having her tutored by a priest in Catholic rituals; briefly fleeing south after German invasion; returning; attending school; round-ups of Jews (she and her father were not included); interrogations by Germans despite not wearing the star or having Jewish identity papers; her Jewish friend being beaten to death in the street; her own torture and beating during an interrogation (she has permanent injuries which impact her present health); deportation to a sub-camp of Natzweiler-Struthof; slave labor on a farm; her father organizing her escape after three months; fierce fighting between German and United States troops which destroyed the town; and liberation in September 1944. Ms. F. shows photographs.