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Oral history interview with Simone Weil Lipman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0167 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0018

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Simone Weil Lipman (born in 1920) discusses her family and growing up in Strasbourg, France; her days as a Jewish girl scout; the rise of Hitler; experiencing antisemitism; her views on Judaism; her experiences as a volunteer internee social worker at Rivesaltes; her membership in the underground network at Ose; helping hide children in homes throughout France; how the war affected her family; her life and religious practices after the war; working in synagogues in Syracuse, NY; reconnecting to those she had known during the war, including the children she helped save; how she started speaking openly about the Holocaust; living in France for three years and sharing her story there; revisiting the cities where she lived during the war; and her views on Germany.

Interviewee
Mrs. Simone W. Lipman
Date
1998 August 04  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:44:55
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