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Jacqueline E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-541) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Lucille B. Ritvo,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-541

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Jacqueline E., who was born in Paris in 1915. She describes growing up in a middle class family, stressing the absence of antisemitism before the war; moving with her parents to Vichy after the outbreak of war; the French army's surrender and the entrance of the Germans into Vichy; and her marriage in 1940 and move with her husband to the south of France in 1941. She recounts helping foreign Jews to smuggle across the Spanish border; the Italian occupation in 1942; her and her husband's move to a town near the Italian border, where they obtained false papers; and her return to Paris with her husband and child. She discusses her husband's increasing involvement with the Paris underground; the birth of her second child; witnessing transports of Jews; and the continuous struggle to find enough food to survive. Mrs. E. also remembers D-Day and the arrival of American soldiers in Paris, and she relates her postwar emigration to Canada.
    Author/Creator
    E., Jacqueline, 1915-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
    Interview Date
    April 3, 1985.
    Locale
    France
    Paris (France)
    Vichy (France)
    Cite As
    Jacqueline E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-541). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohen, Frances Proctor, interviewer.
    Ritvo, Lucille B.,

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 44 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hiding.
    False papers.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616993
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt616993

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