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Jean C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2820) interviewed by Henri Borlant and Annette Wieviorka

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2820

Videotape testimony of Dr. Jean C., who worked as an auxiliary physician at Gurs from September 1940 through the end of June 1941. He recounts serving in Pau in the French military; volunteering to work at Gurs; a high mortality rate due to lack of medicine, food, and heating; the contrast to good conditions and food provided for the guards and other staff; observing harsh treatment and beatings; the important aid provided to the prisoners by the Quakers; musical performances in the hospital by German Jewish prisoners who had brought instruments; a mass deportation from Gurs in the beginning of 1941; discharge from the military; and returning to Paris in June 1941. Dr. C. describes serving as a medical examiner in 1945 during the mass repatriation of Holocaust survivors, POWs, and German collaborators from the Charlemagne division.

Author/Creator
C., Jean, 1918-
Published
Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
Interview Date
November 25, 1993.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jean C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2820). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1109438
Record last modified: 2013-10-18 13:33:00
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