Jacqueline M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4198) interviewed by Michel Rosenfeldt and Massimo Ianetta,
Videotape testimony of Jacqueline M., a Catholic, who was born in Tournai, Belgium in 1923, one of two children. She recounts her parents' leftist activities; the family move to Charleroi; attending school in Roux; moving to Brussels; attending high school and university; studying medicine; German invasion in May 1940; her father's mobilization and capture; his return one year later; a Jewish classmate wearing the yellow star; her family hiding Resistants and Allied soldiers; accompanying some of them to Paris; delivering Resistance letters; her family hiding the Resistance leader Georges Livschitz in spring 1943 for a week after his escape from prison; their arrest three weeks later; imprisonment in St. Gilles; interrogations at Avenue Louise; a Mass for Christmas; receiving Red Cross packages; their trial in spring 1944; her brother's ten year sentence, hers for fifteen years, and her parents' death sentences; placement with her mother for one month; her parents' deportation; release with her brother; joining an uncle in La Campine (Kempenland); liberation; their return to Brussels; her brother volunteering for the Foreign Legion; learning her father had been immediately executed and her mother had died after liberation from Ravensbrück; marriage in 1946; her daughter's birth; divorce; repatriating her parents' bodies and their burial as heroes; marriage to a Jew in 1963; and the birth of another daughter. Ms. M. discusses testifying against the man who had denounced her family; not sharing her experiences with her children; and efforts to have her parents honored by Yad Vashem for helping Livschitz.
- Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1998
- Interview Date
- February 9 and 25, 1998.
Kempenland (Belgium and Netherlands)
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jacqueline M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4198). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.