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Renee C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-844) interviewed by Selma Dubnik and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-844

Videotape testimony of Renee C., who was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1927. She recounts having no memories prior to being sent to London on a train when she was four; living in an orthodox Jewish orphanage; evacuation to small towns after war began in 1939; a visit from her brother (he was thirteen years older than she); living in several foster homes of non-Jews; hearing stories of Jewish persecution in Europe from other orphans; completing high school; living in a Sephardic community in Manchester; no one telling her anything about her family, although they seemed to know something; learning her father was Syrian by birth and quite affluent; meeting her future husband, an American GI; and emigration to the United States in 1946 to marry him. Ms. C. discusses wanting a family to compensate for not having had one; sharing her story with her children; and still not understanding what happened to her.

Author/Creator
C., Renee, 1927-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
February 26, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Renee C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-844). 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/4294431
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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