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Claude L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4403) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4403

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.
Brussels (Belgium)
Paris (France)
Argenton-sur-Creuse (France)
Nice (France)
Cádiz (Spain)
Lisbon (Portugal)
3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Claude L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4403). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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