Howard, Terry Lee
University of South Florida Libraries
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.
Poitiers (France), Nazi Holocaust, World War II biographies, Holocaust in history and memory, Holocaust survivors--Florida, Holocaust survivors--Interviews, Genocide, Crimes against humanity
1 sound file (203 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;
Poitiers (France); Nazi Holocaust ; World War II biographies; Holocaust in history and memory; Holocaust survivors--Florida; Holocaust survivors--Interviews; Genocide; Crimes against humanity
Oral histories; Online audio
University of South Florida
Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project
DAddario, Simone, "Simone Andree DAddario oral history interview" (2018). Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project. 5.