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Oral history interview with Jacques Fein

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.999.0583

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    Oral history interview with Jacques Fein


    Interview Summary
    Jacques Fein (né Karpik), born in October 1938 in Paris, France, discusses his parents Rojza Taszynowicz and Szmul Karpik, who were Polish Jews and had immigrated to Paris in the 1930s; his younger sister Annette (born in August 1940); his father’s work as a tailor; the German occupation of France in 1940; the Oeuvres de Secours aux Enfants (OSE) helping to protect and hide Jacques and Annette; being placed with his sister in the home of Marcel and Suzanne Bocahut, a Catholic family in the Paris suburb Vert-Galant (now a district of Villepinte); the deportation of his father to Pithiviers and then Auschwitz, where he was murdered in 1942; the deportation of his mother to Drancy and then Auschwitz, where she was murdered; living with the Bocahut family for the remainder of the war; being baptized Catholic to avoid suspicion that he might be Jewish; the end of the war; being placed with his sister in OSE homes for displaced children, first in Les Roches in Normandy and then in Taverny outside of Paris; being adopted along with his sister by a Jewish American couple, Harry and Rose Fein; and going with their adopted family to the United States in October 1948.
    Mr. Jacques Fein
    interview:  2016 August 11
    creation: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MOV.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Fein, Jacques.
    Corporate Name
    World Union OSE

    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, 20160811
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:44:13
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