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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

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

Lucie Ragin, Joyce Mizrachi, and Andre Zalc describe their mother’s early life in Latvia and Azerbaijan; their father’s background in Lodz, 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 Tresse, France, the village to which their family fled; hiding personal documents throughout the war; acts of resistance in Tresse; 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 choose to speak about their experiences.

Interviewee
Mr. André Zalc
Ms. Lucie Ragin
Ms. Joyce Zalc Mizrachi
Interviewer
Peggy Frankston
Date
2009 July 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
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
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