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Oral history interview with Paulette Goldin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.201 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0201

Paulette Goldin (née Camyanka), born on July 27, 1922 in Siedlce, Poland, discusses her father who died when she was two years old; being an only child; moving with her mother, Ester, to Paris, France in 1927 to live with her maternal aunt; her mother working as a legal worker; working in the 1930s in a small factory as a fur machinist; her fiancé Jacques Goldin, who joined the French Army on May 13, 1938 and was captured by the Germans in 1943 and returned in 1945 after liberation; continuing to work in Paris at her job until 1942; being subject to Germany’s antisemitic laws; being offered refuge along with her mother in a friend’s antique shop in July 1943; going with her mother to Compiègne, France in July 1944; going to Lyon, France by train where she was hidden by a women whose children she cared for; leaving the family to protect them from retribution; staying at a church for two weeks; receiving a French birth certificate later from a member of the Resistance; liberation on September 3, 1944; her life after the war; immigrating to Australia; and adjusting to life in Australia.


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Interviewee
Paulette Goldin
Interviewer
Pauline Rockman
Date
interview:  1995 June 21
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-02-28 12:09:30
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