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Oral history interview with Denise Siekieski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.77 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0077

Denise Siekieski describes growing up in southern France; hiding Jewish children with several of her neighbors; getting new identification papers for herself before the Germans entered Marseille and never registering as a Jew; the German occupation of northern France in November 1942; how at the age of 18 she was chief of scouting for her pluralistic resistance group; obtaining several identification cards to help Jews attempting to flee; receiving monetary help from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee for hiding Jews; participating in the resistance movement; immigrating to Israel after the war; and her work to help commemorate those people who helped to rescue Jews during the war.


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Interviewee
Denise Siekierski
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
interview:  1987 June 25
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:47:48
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