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Oral history interview with Robert Alfandary

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1053 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1053

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Robert Alfandary discusses his childhood as part of a Turkish Jewish family living in Brussels, Belgium; the family's oriental rug business with offices in Germany; the family apartment in Paris, France; his experiences living in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1941 and being subject to antisemitic regulations and edicts; the family's successfully obtaining false identity papers in 1943 and their passing as Aryan Muslims; his family's activities sheltering resistance fighters while living in Linkebeek, Belgium in 1943-1944; the liberation of Belgium in September 1944; and his family's immigration to the United States after the war.

Interviewee
Mr. Robert Alfandary
Date
1997 June 18  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:29:28
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