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Oral history interview with Marcel-Francis Kahn

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.347.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0681

Marcel Francis Kahn, born November 1, 1929 in Paris, France, discusses his family background as Alsatian Jews; his parents Jeanne Meyer and Gaston Kahn; his father’s position as director of CAR (Committee for Assistance to Refugees); receiving private religious education from Jacob Kaplan (who would later become Grand Rabbin of France); rebelling against his Jewish teachings; fleeing to Limoges in May 1940 from the war and then to Gap after Italy invaded Limoges, France; moving to Chauffayer-en-Champsaur (Chauffayer), France; having family identity papers marked “JUIF;” inaccessibility to bank accounts and assets as a result of the Vichy regime; school classmates who were either pro-Pétainists or pro-Gaullists; the Hotel Regina in Limoges where Leo Meyer organized the family’s exodus from Paris in May 1940 before the German occupation; and his post-war experiences and eminent medical career.

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Dr. Marcel-Francis Kahn
Peggy Frankston
interview:  2012 October 01
3 digital files : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-05-27 12:51:03
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