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Oral history interview with Michel Drosdowsky

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

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    Oral history interview with Michel Drosdowsky


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Michel Drosdowsky
    Robert Buckley
    interview:  1992 April 26

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Drosdowsky, Michel.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch, in cooperation with Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc. produced the interview with Michel Drosdowsky on April 26, 1992.
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