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Oral history interview with Michel Margosis

Oral History | Not Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.999.0520

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    Interview Summary
    Michel Margosis, born on September 2, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium, discusses his Russian parents; his memories of the beginning of the war; the German invasion of Belgium in 1940; fleeing with his family to Southern France; being placed in an internment camp for refugees; his parents’ decision to escape the camp; going by train to a friend’s farm elsewhere in France, where the family hid for a year; fleeing with his family to Marseille, France; escaping over the Pyrenees into Spain; being separated from his family and sent to an orphanage; reuniting with his mother and sister after two weeks; being sent to the United States in 1943 on the Serpa Pinto; and reuniting with his family in the US after a few years. [Note: this summary may not reflect the entirety of the interview; it may also contain additional biographical information that is not discussed in the interview.]
    Mr. Michel Margosis
    interview:  2015 June 11
    creation: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Margosis, Michel, 1928-
    Corporate Name
    Serpa Pinto (Steamship)

    Administrative Notes

    This is an interview conducted for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's First Person Program, a seasonal program that enables USHMM visitors to hear Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words.
    Primary Number
    IA2000-022, 20150611
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:17:29
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