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Oral history interview with Marcel Frydman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.26 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0026

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Marcel Frydman, born in France, describes being taken when he was four years old with his mother and sister to the Pithiviers internment camp, where his father had been taken months earlier; seeing his mother being taken to the Drancy internment camp; finding out later that his mother was sent to Auschwitz; being sick as a child and going to the Rothschild Hospital and later to Chateau du Moulinet; being transferred with his sister to an orphanage where they were treated well; memories of children throwing rocks at trucks filled with German soldiers when the war was ending; not knowing that he was Jewish; going to Castle La Guette after leaving the orphanage; his extended family; and being taken care of by María Edwards, who received the Legion d’Honneur in 1953.

Interviewee
Marcel Frydman
Interviewer
Katya Gloger
Date
2011 June 23  (interview)
Language
French
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 10:47:17
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