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Oral history interview pertaining to the Bernays family history

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.295.3 | RG Number: RG-50.683.0003

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Simone Bernays Dessayer discusses in detail her family history beginning from the 18th century in Germany and France, including her grandfather’s experience during the Siege of Metz and her father’s early life in France; her experiences in Switzerland when WWI broke out (her memories begin in part 5); the trip to Frankfurt, Germany when she was 2 years old; how her father was drafted during WWI, then removed and assigned to the Red Cross in Southern France and wrote a report on the prisoner-of-war camps; her parents’ business; her life during and after WWI; her education; and her hobbies.

Mr. Alfred Dessayer
1974 November 27-1975 May 25  (interview)
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alfred Dessayer
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:19
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