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Friday, June 14, 2013
Sarah Ditman remembers witnessing the occupation of Paris, her city of birth, when the German armed forces invaded France on June 14, 1940. She recalls with sadness that as a young woman, she watched out her window as German soldiers were marching down the Champs-Elysées.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Robert Clary remembers being taken with his parents from his apartment in Paris, France, on September 23, 1942, and relates they were deported to the Drancy Transit Camp shortly thereafter. He explains that his half‐sister, Ida, her husband and two small sons had managed to evade deportation on July 16th, but were arrested for deportation that same date.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Marthe Cohn-Hoffnung remembers the liberation of Paris, France, in 1944, where she was living under false identity. She especially recalls the emotional response on the part of the French people upon seeing the French 2nd armored division, led by General Charles de Gaulle, march into Paris first. The United States armed forces followed shortly thereafter.