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Oral history interview with Lucie Ragin, Joyce Mizrachi, and André Zalc

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.170 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0535

Lucie Ragin, Joyce Mizrachi, and Andre Zalc describe their mother’s early life in Latvia and Azerbaijan; their father’s background in Łódź, Poland; their parent’s marriage in Belgium; leaving Belgium for France by train; their two week train trip; daily life in the Rivesaltes camp; life in Trets, France, the village to which their family fled; hiding personal documents throughout the war; acts of resistance in Trets; their father’s role in the resistance; Lucie and Andre’s experiences living in an orphanage immediately after the war; the lack of sufficient food in the orphanage; Andre’s bar mitzvah in France; their trouble getting visas to come to the United States; arriving in the United States; other Rivesaltes prisoners and their families; their father’s difficulty adjusting to life in US; their religious life in US; the rabbi who was the religious leader at Rivesaltes; and the reasons they chose to speak about their experiences.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Mr. André Zalc
Ms. Lucie Ragin
Ms. Joyce Zalc Mizrachi
Peggy Frankston
interview:  2009 July 23
2 videocasettes (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: 2022-07-28 20:09:34
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