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Oral history interview with Litza Guttierès

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.346.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0680

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Litza Guttierès, born in 1928 in Tunis, Tunisia, discusses her background as a Sephardic Jew in a small isolated community of 3,000; the possibility of being part of the Jews of Spain, Marranos/Anusims, who hid their Jewish roots after the Inquisition; attending an Italian school with her sister Elaine until ant-Jewish laws went into effect; transferring to a French school after being tutored in French; not experiencing any antisemitism at the Italian school; an altercation after a girl called her antisemitic terms at the French school; being allowed to remain in the French schools despite Vichy laws and the German Occupation; her French school being hit by Allied bombs and the excitement that the Allies were coming; the liberation of Tunisia; English troops entering Tunis; moving to Paris, France in 1948 after passing her baccalaureate exam and starting medical school; working in the psychiatry field, moving to Geneva, Switzerland, and returning to France 30 years later.

Interviewee
Litza Guttierès
Interviewer
Peggy Frankston
Date
2012 September 25  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:22:11
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