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Oral history interview with Jacques L. Godel

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0349

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Jacques L. Godel, born on October 9, 1924 in Paris, France, describes having few experiences with antisemitism before 1940; growing up in a family that was not very religious but was involved in the Zionist movement; being uncertain about what to do when the Germans came into his town; being subjected to anti-Jewish laws and having to wear the yellow star between 1941 to 1942; going into hiding in Haute-Garonne, where he and his family hid until April 1943; going to Spain with help from the French resistance and being put in jail as a waiting spot until they could move into a hotel in Laredo; moving to Barcelona with his family and staying there for three months; then moving to Morocco on July 15, 1943; entering the Free French Forces to fight at Normandy; returning to France after the war; and immigrating to the United States in June 1964.

Interviewee
Jacques L. Godel
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 August 15  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection