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Oral history interview with Pierre Sauvage

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0202

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.


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Interviewee
Mr. Pierre Sauvage
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
interview:  1990 November 19
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:29:56
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