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Oral history interview with Denise Siekieski

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

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

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.

Interviewee
Denise Siekierski
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1987 June 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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