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Oral history interview with Remond Heiman

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

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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.

Interviewee
Remond Heiman
Date
1998 January 14  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
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
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