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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3963

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    Overview

    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Nancy (France)
    France
    Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France)
    Cite As
    Marcel S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3963). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Katz, Barbara Hadley, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (47 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences,
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4564192
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:40:00
    This page:
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