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Jean I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1790) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1790

Videotape testimony of Jean I., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1939. His first memory is of hiding in a castle with his mother and grandmother and sixty other Jews in May 1942 with assistance from the underground. He recalls their move to Durbuy because it was dangerous to be with a large group; attending school; receiving ration cards from the mayor; hiding in a convent when locals warned them of danger; attending mass in the convent; housing retreating Germans in their home in September 1944; liberation by British and United States troops in October 1944; their return to Antwerp in June 1945; learning his real name and that he was Jewish (they had false papers); and learning his father had perished in a concentration camp. Mr. I. discusses visiting Durbuy with his children and his belief that antisemitism in Europe continues.

I., Jean, 1939-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
May 28, 1991.
Antwerp (Belgium)
Durbuy (Belgium)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jean I. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1790). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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