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Oral history interview with Nicole Yancey

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0553 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0048

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    Oral history interview with Nicole Yancey


    Interview Summary
    Nicole Yancey (née Guggenheim), born July 26, 1941 in Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond, France, describes having one sister, Nanette, born November 1938; being separated from her family when she was two years old and sent to a farm to live in a safe and secure environment; still today calling the farmer and his wife her real grandparents; members of the French Resistance coming in for meals because the farm was close to the demarcation line and there was lots of Resistance activity; her daily routine of working, hiding, and eating; how her relationships were all very harmonious; being moved back to Orléans, France when she was five years old and starting school; the severe personality changes of her parents because of their experiences during the Holocaust; the torment her father experienced because he was not able to save his brothers from being murdered; being sponsored by a French/American agency to attend William and Mary College, where she met her husband; remaining in the Tidewater, VA area; converting to Catholicism because her husband is Catholic as are her children; her position now as Consul for the French Embassy in Norfolk, VA; and her assertion that tragedies like the Holocaust will continue as long as people do not learn to accept each other and their differences.
    Nicole Yancey
    Margaret Garrett
    interview:  1996 October 22
    creation: Washington (D.C.)

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Yancey, Nicole, 1941-

    Administrative Notes

    Margaret Garrett, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on October 22, 1996, in Washington, DC. The interview was transferred to the Museum's Archives on October 22, 1996.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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