Marcel K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2731) interviewed by Alys Kremer Grossman and Fred Barko
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
- Interview Date
- April 20, 1994.
- 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.
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.