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Oral history interview with Remond Heiman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.329 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0329

Raymond Hegman, born in Strasbourg, France in 1919, describes the shoe store that his family owned; how his family was traditional but not religious; attending public school; his family’s evacuation from Alsace when the Germans invaded; going with his family to their vacation home in Vosges and then settling in Montpellier; staying in southern France for the majority of the war; working with the Jewish Resistance and the French Resistance procuring false baptismal certificates, passage into Switzerland, and hiding places for Jewish refugees; his parents’ escape into Switzerland and the hiding of his sister with a non-Jewish family in another part of France; the young people with whom he worked and describes their reasons for being interested in these activities; studying the Torah every Shabbat evening and listening to the Radio Libre; working for a Jewish relief organization and guarding Axis prisoners after liberation; the survival of all of his immediate family after the war; his parents’ return to Strasbourg; and being shocked by the magnitude of what had happened to those who had been deported to the East.

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Remond Heiman
interview:  1998 January 14
10 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:29:18
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