Huguette F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1946) interviewed by Deborah Shelkan Remis,
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.
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1995
- Interview Date
- August 31, 1995.
- 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.