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Oral history interview with Annette Berman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1984.1.1.2 | RG Number: RG-50.157.0002

Annette Berman (née Kupfer), born on May 3, 1924 in France, describes extensive support given by Christian friends (the Bernaille family) after restrictions on Jews were put in place; the Bernailles managing to get her and her mother to a farmhouse, where they stayed for two and a half years; being supported by another farm family, while her father was caught while trying to leave and was jailed; becoming part of the underground, carrying out assignments (changing road signs, burying parachutes) even while German soldiers were staying at the same farmhouse; liberation in 1945 and returning to Paris to the Bernailles by hitchhiking; finding her father at the synagogue talking to soldiers, one of whom is now her husband; her feelings of guilt because she was not in a camp and survived; her family surviving as a unit; and the Bernailles' motivation for having done all that they did simply as a matter of principle.

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Annette Berman
interview:  1984 September 18
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:27
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