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Oral history interview with Victoria Cohen

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.24 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0024

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Victoria Cohen, born in Monastir, Turkey (present day Bitola, Macedonia), describes life before the war; her education in French schools; her marriage to a wealthy man before the war and the birth of her son in 1937; secretly escaping to Italy with her husband and child where they received forged Albanian passports; relocating to Rome and staying in a hotel for a year; hiding their Jewish identity; playing cards with the Gestapo; seeing the Jewish Brigade and the retreat of the Nazis; declining an invitation from some Germans to flee after the British came; staying in Rome after the war; finding out about her brother in Chile; her views on who is at fault for the Holocaust; and her family now.

Interviewee
Victoria Cohen
Interviewer
Ilana Solowiejczyk
Date
2009 December 11  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:46:45
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