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Oral history interview with Rene Lichtman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0089.33 | RG Number: RG-50.155.0033

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Rene Lichtman, born in Paris, France in 1937, describes being the only son of Polish immigrants who arrived in France in the 1930s; his father joining the French Army shortly before the outbreak of World War II; the death of his father while in combat just outside of Paris in Compiègne; how after the fall of France his mother sent him to stay with a family in the countryside, where he was kept hidden from the Germans for the remainder of the war; his mother going into hiding in Paris in 1942; the survival of he and his mother and the death of most of his maternal and paternal family members in Poland; and his mother’s marriage in 1950 to an American Orthodox Jew, after which the two moved from France to Williamsburg, NY.

Interviewee
Rene Lichtman
Date
1998 August 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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