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Oral history interview with Jackie Martin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.272 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0272

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The interview describes Ms. Martin's childhood in Istanbul, Turkey and Paris, France, and relates incidents of antisemitism that she experienced while in school in France. Ms. Martin describes her multiple attempts to flee Paris, both before and after the invasion of France by Nazi Germany, only to return soon after each time. She describes the occupation of Paris between 1940 and 1945 and her life in hiding with false papers with a non-Jewish woman, working as a seamstress for the Germans. Ms. Martin describes the liberation of Paris, immigration to the United States in 1946, and her life in America.

Interviewee
Jackie Martin
Date
1994 August 29  (interview)
1994 October 10  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:12:00
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