- Videotape testimony of Claude L., who was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1920, the youngest of three children. She recounts her assimilated family; studying with private tutors, then in public school; a close relationship with her nanny; her father's death in 1933; learning she was Jewish from her brother; graduating from university; vacationing in Greece with her brother; German invasion in May 1940; her brother warning them to escape; fleeing with her mother and nanny to Paris; living in Argenton; assistance from family friends; being wounded in a German bombing; hospitalization and surgery; the hospital's evacuation during a bombing; moving to their friends' home in Argenton; evacuation to a farm; a country doctor caring for her; one brother's arrival; moving to Nice in November 1940; living with a cousin; obtaining visas for the United States; traveling to Spain; almost missing their boat in Cádiz, which sailed via Lisbon to New York in September 1941; working in the Office of War Information; marriage; and the births of two sons. Ms. L. notes coauthoring a book about her brother's experiences.
- L., Claude, 1920-
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
- Interview Date
- September 7, 2007 and November 26, 2007.
- Cite As
- Claude L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4403). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
- Other Authors/Editors
- Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
Herz, Sara Moss, interviewer.