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Renée de Monbrison diary and Colette Cahen d'Anvers Moore memoir

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    The collection, spanning 1939-1992, consists of one memoir and a diary chiefly documenting life in France leading to and including war. The memoir of Renée de Monbrison (September 1939 to August 1944) is a bound copy typed in French. Entries describe time spent in Biarritz, an arrest in Hossegor, plans of fleeing to England, and her attempts to save her aunt, Loulou Warshawsky, from a camp near Tours. The memoir also includes copies of letters, documents, clippings, and post-war writings. Also included in the collection is one memoir typed in English by Colette Cahen d'Anvers Moore, entitled "Eight Years of a Life." Entries include memories of her activities in the French Resistance, arrest, and yearlong imprisonment in La Santé prison, transfer to Fresnes prison, deportation to Drancy, forced labor in Paris, her escape from a bus, and the liberation of Paris by the American Army.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Christian de Monbrison

    Physical Details

    1 folder

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    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

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    Geographic Name
    Paris (France)

    Administrative Notes

    Christian de Monbrison donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Feb. 15, 2008.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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