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Oral history interview with Arielle Potasznik

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.345.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0774

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Arielle Potasznik (born on June 18, 1943 in a convent in Tirlemont, Belgium, where her mother Golda Potasznik (née Zinger or Zingier) had taken refuge) discusses the circumstances that led to the interview; her parents’ Polish backgrounds, educations, and life in Belgium; her father’s participation in the armed resistance and his execution in September 1943; the help she, her older brother, and her mother received from members of the resistance after her father’s execution; her mother’s struggles in finding work and being a single parent; her mother’s efforts to get recognition from the Belgian government for her late husband’s resistance actions; her mother’s death in 1955; moving to Israel to be with an uncle and living in the kibbutz Ginegar for a short time; returning to Belgium in 1956 and living in a Jewish children’s home in Rhode-Saint-Genèse; her passion for painting and work in theater; and her marriage and two daughters.

Interviewee
Arielle Potasznik
Interviewer
Peggy Frankston
Date
2014 October 30  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
2 digital files : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:24:09
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