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Oral history interview with Michel Drosdowsky

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.15 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0015

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Michel Drosdowsky, born in Paris, France, discusses his Russian parents; going to synagogue with his grandmother and a cathedral with his father, who was Orthodox; the German occupation of France; going with his Jewish mother to Brittany for a while before returning to the suburbs of Paris; his mother not registering as a Jew and not wearing the star; the arrest and deportation of his grandmother, aunt, and cousin; going into hiding in 1941; being 14 years old in 1944 and witnessing the murder of people in the streets; his father finding a job with the American Army; finishing college in 1949 and attending the Sorbonne to become a physician; earning a doctorate in the United States; being a professor at the Cannes Medical School; becoming an atheist after the war; and becoming a Jehovah's Witness.

Interviewee
Michel Drosdowsky
Interviewer
Robert Buckley
Date
1992 April 26  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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