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Oral history interview with Joyce Mizrachi

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.169 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0534

Joyce Mizrachi, born in 1941, discusses her birth in the Rivesaltes camp in southern France; her family, including her brother Andre Zalc and sister Lucie Ragin; her mother and sister’s escape from Rivesaltes without her; being returned with her family by the Red Cross; living in Marseilles at the end of the war; air raids in Marseilles; memories of constantly being frightened; the difficulties her family faced when they returned to Belgium; post-war antisemitism she experienced in Belgium; her family’s arrival in United States; her homesickness; her father’s difficulties adjusting to life in the US; her mother’s strength; the fear she had that she was not her mother’s real child; how her parent’s dealt with their wartime experience; growing up with parents who are Holocaust survivors; life lessons she learned from her mother; her love of acting; the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on her father’s memories of the war; learning about her father’s family after the war; and the comfort she found in her marriage and family.

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Ms. Joyce Zalc Mizrachi
Peggy Frankston
interview:  2009 July 23
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:45:48
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