orphan and survivor of the French Holocaust, international journalist
in 6 languages Illegally kidnapped by France, he finds his American
Jewish family at the age of 60. 56 years of searching over 3 continents
and one year of Google search.
1940: Wladimir Zandt, a French Jew, was born
December 30th in the Swiss maternity ward in Elne, France. Close to
the French camps. He was interned at 5 months old in the French
Rivesaltes camp of deportation near Argeles
camp with Perla Zandt, his mother, a
Jewish Pole in the French Resistance. Wladimir and Perla escaped
from the camp on January
||1942: Wladimir was hidden in Aix-les-Bains until 1944.
1944: On July 31, 1944 Perla was deported to Auschwitz convoy
77. Wladimir became an orphan ! He was 3 years old. 11,400 Jewish
children were deported from France.
||1945: Placed with a Catholic family, the
BOBICHONS, Wladimir incurred verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and material
deprivation. He was baptized Catholic in 1947.
1999: Wladimir found a 70-pages war archive in the illegal
possession of the French government containing Morris Sand’s file
regarding Wladimir's adopting
dated in 1945.
Thanks to the Web, in 2000,
after a one year search, Wladimir was finally able to locate his uncle
||2001: Wladimir visited Emma
Sand (for the first time), his 90 years old American Jewish aunt who
lived in California. He met her 3 times before her death. His
adoptive Mother since 1945. He made 3 movies with its digital camera.
2003: At the age of 63, searching for his roots, his Jewish identity
and culture, Wladimir was circumcised.
Today: A professional investigation by an international
journalist was undertaken covering a 50-years period. A
with 400 archives and pictures is available with with comments in
English. Wladimir Zandt, a holocaust hidden child survivor, is a
professional speaker. He speaks 6 languages.
Look inside :
excerpt for Ipad
|Wladimir will be available to speak
in your city : Holocaust Centers, universities
and Jewish associations. He may be contacted
For your next meetings with your students,
teachers, journalists (6 languages) in your city : Holocaust centers,
universities, Jewish associations
Asia - Brazil - Canada - China - Europe - Latin America - USA - Israël
Please feel free to write to Wladimir Zandt
who will be pleased to answer your questions
about his French hell from 1940 to today
in France: “country of human