As a child, Edward Francell was unaware of his family's Jewish background.

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This channel includes video clips from Edward Francell's oral history interview, in which he discusses his childhood in Paris and immigration to the United States.

Edward Francell was born into a secular Jewish family in Paris in 1934. After the Nazis…


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This channel includes video clips from Edward Francell's oral history interview, in which he discusses his childhood in Paris and immigration to the United States.

Edward Francell was born into a secular Jewish family in Paris in 1934. After the Nazis came to power in Germany, Francell and his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Los Angeles. At school Francell participated in fundraisers for refugees fleeing Europe. Francell graduated from Columbia University in 1956.

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