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Oral history testimony of Izio Rosenman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.476.6 | RG Number: RG-50.904.0006

Izio Rosenman, born in Demblin, Poland, describes being deported at the age of seven with four other members of his family; being taken with his father to Buchenwald in early 1945; his father’s death; going to France, where he received assistance from the OSE (Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants); living in several children's homes and his positive experience with various educators; reuniting with his mother and sisters in Paris in 1953; attending the L'école Gilbert Bloch d'Orsay from 1953 to 1959; learning about modern Judaism; his reflections on the Holocaust, which led him to break from his religion; completing a doctorate in physics; joining the CNRS as a physicist; founding associations dedicated to the development and dissemination of secular Jewish culture; and engaging with organizations that seek Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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Alternate Title
"Jewish Secular Culture and Political Commitment"
Izio Rosenman
Isabelle Pleskoff
interview:  2014 May 04
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:37:56
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