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Oral history interview with Denise Siekieski

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

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    Oral history interview with Denise Siekieski


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Denise Siekierski
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1987 June 25

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Siekierski, Denise.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Denise Siekieski on June 25, 1987 for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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