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Oral history interview with Sam Moreno

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.345 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0345

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The interview describes Mr. Moreno's childhood in Paris, France; the changes he observed after the German occupation began; his time in the Jewish Boy Scouts (Eclaireurs Israélites de France - E.I.F.); and his father's deportation to Drancy and subsequently to Auschwitz. He describes avoiding arrest in 1942, living in hiding in a cellar with his mother and brother, acquiring false papers, and living in hiding on a farm in a town near Strasbourg. Mr. Moreno describes liberation by the American Army and returning to Paris to find his mother. He describes emigrating to the United States in 1948, his service in the army in Germany during the Korean War, and his life after the war.

Interviewee
Sam Moreno
Date
2000 September 27  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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 11:14:27
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