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Oral history interview with Renee Joffe

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.338.31 | RG Number: RG-50.037.0031

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Renee Resler Joffe, born in Paris, France, describes her experiences in France during the German occupation while she still was a teenager; having a normal childhood with one younger sister; her father, who was a metallurgist; having to register after the German occupation and getting ID cards and ration cards; not feeling much antisemitism in school; her father being taken to a concentration camp in 1941 and not returning; the roundup of women and her mother arranged for them to go to Southern France for a substantial fee; the journey to the free zone; being 17 at the time and her sister being 12 years old; going to a farm, but living in a country hotel; a member of the French resistance helping them get there; going with her sister to Grenoble, France, which was occupied by the Italians; attending Catholic school; going to a smaller town with her sister during a roundup; her mother staying in Paris until liberation; and her relatives in Belgium.

Interviewee
Renee Joffe
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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