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Myriam S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3187) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan and Evelyn Lowy,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3187

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    Videotape testimony of Myriam S., who was born in Paris, France in 1934, the youngest of five children of Polish émigrés. She recounts her parents' orthodoxy; her mother's illness; anti-Jewish laws precluding her treatment; her father's deportation to Drancy in 1941; her two older brothers arranging for a Jewish doctor to do surgery on their mother in their home; her brothers' departure when Paris became too dangerous; round-up with her mother, sister, and younger brother on July 16, 1942 to the Vélodrome d'hiver; transfer to Pithiviers; deportation of her sister and mother; her brother's transfer to the infirmary; her transfer to Drancy; an older woman befriending and caring for her; the woman giving her her own release papers, noting she was old and Myriam S. should live; returning home; reunion with her older brothers who obtained medical treatment for her through the underground; one brother's arrest; her other brother obtaining false papers for her and hiding her in several places; her brother joining the underground in 1945; her father's return after the war; learning he had been in five camps, including Auschwitz, where he once saw her older brother (he did not survive); learning her other brother had been killed in the resistance; the Joint sending her and her father to recuperate in Normandy; returning to Paris; attending school; marriage in 1954; the birth of a son in 1955; emigration to the United States with assistance from HIAS; and the birth of another son. She shows photographs, documents, and the Serge Klarsfeld book listing her mother, sister, and brother.
    S., Myriam, 1934-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
    Interview Date
    June 22, 1994.
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Myriam S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3187). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Lowy, Evelyn, interviewer.
    Kaplan, Raymond, interviewer.
    Related publication: Memorial to the Jews deported from France, 1942-1944 : documentation of the deportation of the victims of the Final Solution in France / Serge Klarsfeld , -- New York, N.Y. (515 Madison Ave., New York 10022) : B. Klarsfeld Foundation, c1983.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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