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Armand H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1551) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Hannah Levinsky-Koevary

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1551

Videotape testimony of Armand H., who was born in Paris, France in 1927. He recalls his older brother's bar mitzvah; his younger brother's ritual circumcision in 1934; attending public school; temporary evacuation with other children during the "Phony War"; German invasion in May 1940; anti-Jewish restrictions and propaganda; rumors of a round-up in summer 1942; his father making a hiding place in their apartment; hiding with his father and older brother the night of July 15 (they thought women and children would not be taken); arrest with his mother and younger brother in August; his release because of his age and sponsorship by an uncle married to a non-Jew; hearing from his mother in Drancy; obtaining a job with UGIF which exempted him and his father from deportation; learning his mother and brother had been deported August 14 (they never returned); hiding his older brother for thirteen months; obtaining false papers for his brother; deportation of UGIF officials, but not low-level employees; liberation by United States troops in August 1944; working for the Joint; emigration to the United States; and working at the United Nations for forty-one years. Mr. H. shows photographs, documents, and memorabilia.

Author/Creator
H., Armand, 1927-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
July 25 and July 31, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Armand H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1551). 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/4295421
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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