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Marcel S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3963) interviewed by Barbara Hadley Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3963

Videotape testimony of Marcel S., who was born in Nancy, France in 1929. He recalls living in the Jewish section; speaking Yiddish; German invasion; fleeing with his family; living in Bordeaux for fourteen months; their return to Nancy; anti-Jewish restrictions; apprenticeship as a watchmaker; removing his star before he went to work; sheltering fleeing Jews in their home; having his bar mitzvah in secret; a warning from non-Jewish friends that Germans were looking for them; hiding in a vacant house for nine months; slow starvation, in spite of assistance from friends; liberation by United States troops in summer 1944; his mother's death; enlisting in the military in 1949; visiting Canada after his discharge; settling in Calgary; and his brother, sister, and father joining him. Mr. S. discusses his inability to forgive and pervasive, painful memories.

Author/Creator
S., Marcel, 1929-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
Interview Date
January 14, 2000.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marcel S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3963). 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/4564192
Record last modified: 2012-08-23 15:17:00
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