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Oral history interview with Nicole Long

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.45.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0474

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Nicole Long (née Denier), born in 1921 in Paris, France, discusses her childhood; the backgrounds of her Jewish mother and Catholic father; the German occupation of France; her studies in high school and university; her brother's escape to the Pyrenees mountains; going into hiding in Limoges, France but returning to Paris; her mother losing her job with the French government and working for the U.G.I.F. (Union générale des israélites de France); her involvement with the French resistance while a student at the Sorbonne; working underground with the U.G.I.F. to transport Jewish children to safety; her and her mother's arrest and eventual release after providing a false baptismal certificate; moving to her Catholic grandparents' apartment in Paris with her mother; temporarily hiding Jewish refugees until they could find them permanent placements; the liberation of Paris by American forces; working in Switzerland postwar and assisting refugees; and immigrating to United States.

Interviewee
Nicole D. Long
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2003 January 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-03-02 11:24:58
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