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Oral history interview with Suzanne Agasee

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1271.2 | RG Number: RG-50.119.0002

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    Oral history interview with Suzanne Agasee


    Interview Summary
    Suzanne Agasee, born in Paris, France on January 12, 1939, describes police coming to her home when she was two and taking her parents, leaving her grandmother, two brothers, and herself behind; a Jewish woman from an underground organization coming the next day to hide them; her grandmother being caught, deported, and dying in a gas chamber; being sent with her brothers to live with Catholic families; being taken to a Jewish orphanage after the war and living there for three years; searching for living relatives; she and her brothers becoming wards of the Jewish Congress and being sent to Canada to live with an uncle; being an atheist for years; marring a Jewish man; and deciding with her husband that having a strong Jewish identity was important in raising their two daughters.
    Suzanne Agasee
    interview:  1983 April 12

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Agasee, Suzanne, 1939-

    Administrative Notes

    American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors conducted the interview with Suzanne Agasee on April 12, 1983, in Washington, D.C., during the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors Conference. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. received the tape of the interview in 1989. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tape by transfer in February 1995.
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