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Oral history interview with Jean Sklar

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.538.2 | RG Number: RG-90.077.0001

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    Oral history interview with Jean Sklar

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Jean Sklar (Szklarz), born in 1929 in Metz, France, discusses his family's background; his childhood in Metz; his parents and siblings; his extended family; the beginning of WWII; his family's evacuation from Metz to Virolet (a hamlet in Ligugé, France); life in Virolet; the arrival of the Germans in Virolet; experiencing antisemitism; the camp de la route de Limoges (Poitiers concentration camp); the registration of Jews; having to wear a yellow star; arrests and deportations; his experiences in hiding; returning to Metz after liberation; going to Paris; his bar mitzvah; going to London, England; and immigrating to the United States.
    Interviewee
    Mr. Jean Sklar
    Interviewer
    Mr. Theodore D. Sklar
    Date
    Recorded:  2015-2016
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Theodore D. Sklar

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    4 digital files : MOV.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Sklar, Jean, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Theodore D. Sklar donated his father Jean Sklar's interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in June 2019.
    Record last modified:
    2024-01-05 13:11:53
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