Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

Interviewee

Simone DAddario

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Interviewer

Howard, Terry Lee

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2018-05-22

Publication Date

12-5-2018

Abstract

In this interview, Simone D’Addario – born in Poitiers, France, in 1937 – shares her experiences of growing up in Nazi-occupied France. D’addario outlines aspects of everyday life under Nazi occupation, while also highlighting the often-harsh realities endured by the people of Poitiers during World War II. For instance, D’Addario recounts her father’s involvement in the French resistance, public killings of children by the SS, and several bombings in her town, one of which destroyed her family’s home and left them roaming the French countryside. D’Addario also recalls some of her uncle’s memories of being involuntarily held by the Germans, and later the Russians, as a farm laborer. The interview closes with conversations about D’Addario’s post-war life in America, her relationships with family, and her love of sports, particularly soccer.

Keywords

Poitiers (France), Nazi Holocaust, World War II biographies, Holocaust in history and memory, Holocaust survivors--Florida, Holocaust survivors--Interviews, Genocide, Crimes against humanity

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1 sound file (203 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

Poitiers (France); Nazi Holocaust ; World War II biographies; Holocaust in history and memory; Holocaust survivors--Florida; Holocaust survivors--Interviews; Genocide; Crimes against humanity

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

Identifier

F60-00057

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