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Oral history interview with Pierre Sauvage

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0202

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Pierre Sauvage, born on March 25, 1944 near Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, describes his mother who was a Polish Jew and his father who was a French Jew; his parents’ move to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and finding a doctor there who helped them to deliver him during the war; his family’s move after the war to Paris, France, where they stayed until 1948, when they immigrated to the United States; his father becoming a correspondent for the French journal “Le Figaro”; not following many religious traditions in his youth; releasing a film on Le Chambon-sur-Lignon titled “Weapons of the Spirit” in October 1988; growing up with other children who were not Holocaust survivors; deciding on his own to become a Jew later in life; and developing “Weapons of the Spirit” even though his parents objected to certain parts of it.

Interviewee
Mr. Pierre Sauvage
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1990 November 19  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:08:38
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