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Oral history interview with Maurice Asa

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.617 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0617

Maurice Asa describes his childhood in Paris, France; the family's flight to Vichy in 1939 after the outbreak of World War II; their move to Nice in 1941after Jews were dispelled from Vichy France; the deportation of his parents and maternal grandmother to Auschwitz in 1943, where they perished; his sister's being hidden with an uncle; his experiences in hiding; the dangers undertaken on behalf by those who hid him; joining a resistance group in the spring of 1944; fighting as part of the Maquis until France's liberation; his post-war life, including working as an interpreter for the American Army; his reunion with his sister in Paris; his sister's immigration to England and then to the United States; his immigration to Australia and then the United States; and his life in New York and California.


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Interviewee
Maurice Asa
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Date
interview:  1990 July 10
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:36:13
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