Interview on Douglas County (NV) Community Access Television, Regional Report with Steve Teshara
Date of this Version
Leon Malmed appears on Douglas County Community Access Television, Regional Report with Steve Teshara, August 6, 2013. Program is 29 minutes; link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi4N1sp-JCg
They discuss Leon's book We survived … At last I speak (Zea Books, 2013)
This is Leon Malmed’s true story of his and his sister Rachel’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France. When their father and mother were arrested in 1942, their courageous and heroic French neighbors volunteered to watch their children until they returned. Leon’s parents were taken first to Drancy, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and they never returned. Meanwhile their downstairs neighbors, Henri and Suzanne Ribouleau, gave the children a home and family and sheltered them through subsequent roundups, threats, air raids, and the war’s privations. The courage, sympathy, and dedication of the Ribouleaus and others stand in strong contrast to the collaborations and moral weakness of many of the French authorities.