The woman who joined the French resistance to battle Nazi oppression

Having seen her father brutalized by the Nazis, Erika Gold and her family were deported to concentrations camps in 1940, which she said ultimately saved her life

Erika Gold was born in Germany on January 4, 1928. She was five years old when Hitler came to power.
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In addition to Kristallnacht, Erika’s experiences included hiding from the Nazis and fleeing Nazi-controlled territory. She was also held in two French internment camps, Gurs and Rivesaltes.
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Erika Gold
Erika Gold
Erika Gold
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Once rescued from the Rivesaltes, and under a false identity, Erika participated in resistance activities, mostly as a courier, in the Montauban area of France. She was 17 years old at the end of the war.
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