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Huguette F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1946) interviewed by Deborah Shelkan Remis

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1946

Videotape testimony of Huguette F., who was born in Paris, France in 1925. She recalls her family's strong sense of French identity; her brother's French military service; German invasion; her father's death; not hearing from her brother; escaping with her family and governess to the unoccupied zone; living in Nice and Marseille; benign Italian occupation; German invasion; her mother's and grandmother's arrests; remaining with her governess and brother; his escape to join the Maquis; arrest in May 1944; deportation to Drancy, then Auschwitz/Birkenau; slave labor; a close bond with a family friend; hospitalization; assistance from her friend; a death march and train transport to Ravensbrück; assistance from French POWs; another death march to Bunzlau; liberation by Soviet troops; their rape of her friend; transfer to United States troops; assistance from the French Red Cross; repatriation; her governess meeting her; reunion with her brothers; attending school; emigrating to the United States; and marriage. Ms. F. discusses her Czech governess's many attempts to save her family; continuing nightmares, fears, and sleep problems; sharing her story with her sons when they were older; ongoing hostility toward Germany; and pessimism about the future.

Author/Creator
F., Huguette, 1925-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1995
Interview Date
August 31, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Huguette F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1946). 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/4296353
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