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Oral history interview with André Zalc

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

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    Oral history interview with André Zalc


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Mr. André Zalc
    Peggy Frankston
    interview:  2009 July 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Zalc, André, 1931-

    Administrative Notes

    Peggy Frankston, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, in association with the Musée Mémorial du Camp de Rivesaltes, conducted the interview with André Zalc on July 23, 2009. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch received the interview in July 2009.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
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