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Oral history interview with Arlette de Long

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

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    Oral history interview with Arlette de Long


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Arlette de Long
    Susan Bachrach
    interview:  1992 June 05

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    de Long, Arlette, 1937-

    Administrative Notes

    Susan Bachrach, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project, conducted the interview with Arlette de Long in Washington, D.C., on June 5, 1992.
    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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