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Oral history interview with Rivka Freed

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.40 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0040

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    Oral history interview with Rivka Freed


    Interview Summary
    Rivka Freed, born July 1, 1923 in Łódź, Poland, discusses moving to Paris, France in 1938; moving to Lyon, France with family in 1940; joining the resistance movement FTI-MOI (Francs-Tireurs et Partisans de la Main-d' oeuvre Immmigree) in 1942 and working as a liaison officer and smuggling weapons; moving to Grenoble, France in 1943 to create a resistance movement there; providing aid in Marseilles and Nice, France; her mother's arrest and deportation in summer 1942 (she never saw her again); her brother's execution as a Resistant in November 1943; blowing up a military fortification (blockhaus); staying in Marseilles until liberation; returning to Paris to look for her family; her post-war life and experiencing depression; and her awards for partisan actions.
    Rivka Freed
    interview:  1992 November 13
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Freed, Rivka, 1923-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Rivka Freed in Israel on November 13, 1992, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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