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Oral history interview with Simon Federman

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0338

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Simon Federman, born on March 1, 1926 in Paris, France, describes growing up in a religious family; becoming involved with resistance forces in 1941; beginning to warn people when the Gestapo or police were coming for them in 1942; fleeing to Avignon in southern France, where he and his sister became very active in the resistance and hung propaganda posters; taking a job as a mechanic in Avignon; buying arms, collecting money, and obtaining false IDs and ration cards for the resistance; sabotaging trains on their way to Germany; moving back to Paris in 1945 and then immigrating to the United States in 1948.

Interviewee
Simon Federman
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 June 05  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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