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Holocaust survivor seeks teens to bear witness for future


DRANCY
AP
Perahia
Maloberti
CRIF


Victor Perahia
Drancy
Livry Gargan
Valérie Maloberti
Malaberti
Iness Boubaajat-Lebreton


French
Jews
Auschwitz-Birkenau
German
Nazi
Russian
Jewish


Livry Gargan
Europe


Auschwitz


France
Drancy
Saint-Nazaire
Tours
Bergen Belsen
Berlin


Holocaust
World War II

Positivity     47.00%   
   Negativity   53.00%
The New York Times
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Summary

After 40 years of self-imposed silence, he now returns time and again to bear witness at Drancy, the transit center from where the French government deported tens of thousands of Jews into the hands of Nazis.“From the day of my arrest to the day of my liberation, I will tell you my story,” Perahia said. It was the last place in France his father and grandfather saw before they were loaded into a train bound for the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.The students from a middle school in nearby Livry Gargan held their breaths, their eyes fixed on Perahia’s lined face. “I’ll tell you right away, that was the last time I saw my father… Because he was deported in convoy Number 8.” Convoy Number 8, like nearly all the convoys from Drancy, was bound for Auschwitz. I personally could not speak for 40 years, not even to my family, not even to my children, who had questions that I could not answer.” he said.Finally, he decided that he owed it to his family and to the future to speak.In the French equivalent of ninth grade, classes spend about eight hours on World War II, which includes around two hours devoted to the Holocaust, Maloberti said.

As said here by LORI HINNANT