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Georges D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4231) interviewed by Michel Rosenfeldt,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4231

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    Videotape testimony of Georges D., a Catholic, who was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1920, one of three children. He recounts participating in a socialist group and demonstrations; contact with Jewish refugees from Germany; military enlistment in 1938; discharge; recall shortly before the May 10, 1940 German invasion; assignments to anti-aircraft units in several locations, ending at Dunkerque; incarceration in two prisoner of war camps; escaping; return to Brussels; joining the Resistance; sympathy for Jews when they were forced to wear the yellow a star; distributing illegal newspapers; an unsuccessful attempt to travel to England via Paris in 1942; recruiting for the Resistance; using false papers; arrest in 1944; incarceration, interrogations, and beatings in St. Gilles; receiving Red Cross packages; train transport with other Resistants in September 1944; abandonment by the Germans the next day; liberation; reunion with his parents; participating in burning the contents of a Rexist bookstore; hospitalization; and employment by the police identifying collaborators. Mr. D. discusses physical and mental health issues resulting from his imprisonment; participating in an organization for ex-political prisoners; and receiving medals for his Resistance work.
    D., Georges, 1920-
    Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1999
    Interview Date
    June 29 and 30, July 2 and 5, 1999.
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Dunkerque (France)
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Georges D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4231). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rosenfeldt, Michel, interviewer.
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    4 videorecordings (17 hr., 49 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    False papers.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.

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