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Oral history interview with Paulette Goldin

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

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    Oral history interview with Paulette Goldin


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Paulette Goldin
    Pauline Rockman
    interview:  1995 June 21

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Goldin, Paulette.

    Administrative Notes

    Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview on June 21, 1995, in Melbourne, Australia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tape of the interview in June 2000.
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