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Marcel K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2731) interviewed by Alys Kremer Grossman and Fred Barko

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2731

Videotape testimony of Marcel K., who was born in Paris, France in 1932 to Polish émigrés. He recounts his mother's death in 1938; his father's tailor shop in their apartment; evacuation to south of Orléans during German bombing; anti-Jewish laws upon his return, including wearing the yellow star; a non-Jewish neighbor warning them of round-ups; hiding with her; his eldest brother leaving for the unoccupied zone; his father and other brother hiding in their basement; his father's girlfriend's deportation (she did not return); obtaining false papers for himself, his father, and brother from school friends; traveling to unoccupied France; his father's and brother's deportation (he never saw them again); living with his uncle; placement by the Jewish Scouts (EIF) in a children's home in La Grave; dispersal of the children after several months; receiving new papers and a new name; placement in a boarding school near Grenoble, then with a loving foster family; returning to his uncle after liberation; reunion with his eldest brother; and their emigration in 1949 to join an aunt in the United States. He shows documents and photographs and discusses a trip to France to retrace his steps.

Author/Creator
K., Marcel, 1932-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
Interview Date
April 20, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marcel K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2731). 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/4296959
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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