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Oral history interview with André Zalc

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.168 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0533

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Andre Zalc, born in 1931 in Antwerp, Belgium, describes the outbreak of war in Antwerp, Belgium; his family, including his sisters Lucie Ragin and Joyce Mizrachi; his family’s eastern European background; how his family was able to flee to France; the train ride to southern France; his family’s internment in several camps including Rivesaltes; how his father used to help people escape through his job as a plumber; escaping the camp with his father; arriving in Marseilles; living with a friend’s family for two years; daily life with this family; reuniting with his mother and sisters in another town; living next door to three Arab men under arrest by the French for advocating North African independence; his father’s work as a lumberjack near the resistance; fleeing to the mountains to escape air raids; the town’s liberation by American forces; the role of the resistance in the town’s liberation; reprisals against captured Germans; interacting with German prisoners of war; immigrating to the United States; and being drafted into the army.

Interviewee
Mr. André Zalc
Interviewer
Peggy Frankston
Date
2009 July 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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