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Juliette D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4066) interviewed by Yannis Thanassekos and Maud Strosberg

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4066

Videotape testimony of Juliette D., a Catholic, who was born in Sougné-Remouchamps, Belgium in 1917. She recalls attending school in Aywaille, then boarding school in Liège; attending nursing school; marriage in 1938; German invasion; enlisting with the Belgian Red Cross; caring for the wounded; passing letters among French and English soldiers; returning home; working with the resistance; escaping through France to Spain with her mother and sister; arrest by Spanish police; expulsion to Saint-Gaudens (they had false French papers); joining a resistance group; smuggling people to Montauban and Spain; arrest in Madrid; six weeks imprisonment; a chaplain smuggling her to Portugal; returning to Spain to continue resistance work; traveling to Brussels with the Red Cross after liberation; learning her husband had died in Buchenwald and her mother and brother had been in concentration camps because of their resistance work; working in France with UNRRA; and marriage to a Jew. Ms. D. notes not discussing war experiences within her family.

Author/Creator
D., Juliette, 1917-
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1996
Interview Date
October 30, 1996.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Juliette D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4066). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.