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Oral history interview with Jean-Michel Rosenfeld

Oral History | Accession Number: 2016.59.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0874

Jean-Michel Rosenfeld, born on March 4, 1934 in Paris, France, describes his mother; his father, who was a sub-contractor for furriers and was taken as a prisoner of war while serving in the French Army during WWII; attending school until the age of 14; working after the war in the French Social Security Administration; being active in the French Socialist Party and meeting the Mayor of Lille, Pierre Mauroy, in 1979; his close friendship with Pierre Mauroy; participating in François Mitterand’s presidential campaign in 1981; being a special advisor to Prime Minister Mitterand; his involvement with finding and bringing Klaus Barbie from Bolivia to France; traveling to Cayenne, French Guiana and the process of arresting and getting Barbie out of La Paz, Bolivia; taking Barbie to Lyon, France; being a special advisor on Middle Eastern Affairs while Mauroy was the First Secretary of the French Socialist Party; and a memorable incident with Yasser Arafat during a dinner in Ramallah.

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Jean-Michel Rosenfeld
Peggy Frankston
interview:  2016 February 19
1 digital file : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:37:58
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