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Oral history interview with Arlette de Long

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.75 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0075

Arlette de Long, born in 1937 in Brocourt in Picardy, France, describes living under the German occupation; her mother’s Russian immigrant status; receiving a baptismal certificate from a priest; being raised as Christian but also being vaguely aware of her true Jewish identity; how the house was taken and the family moved in with a widow until the end of the war; her memories of Americans arriving with two tanks and Germans immediately being made prisoners; moving to Paris, France around age 11; becoming a practicing Jew; her memories of driving to Brittany, France before the German invasion and hiding from bombings with her grandmother; living for a year in London, England and working as an interpreter after the war; moving to the United States; her daughter; experiencing survivor guilt and nightmares; her Jewish identity and lack of faith in God; and her thoughts on Israel.

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de Long, Arlette
Bachrach, Susan
interview:  1992 June 05
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:21:05
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