Claude L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4403) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
- Interview Date
- September 7, 2007 and November 26, 2007.
- 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.
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.