Achille D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4233) interviewed by Michel Rosenfeldt
- Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1999
- Interview Date
- July 5, 1999.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Achille D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4233). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Achille D., a non-Jew, who was born in Harelbeke, Belgium in 1924, one of two children. He recounts being orphaned when he was eight; living with loving grandparents; attending school to become a textile engineer in Kortrijk (Courtrai); distributing Resistance publications and doing reconnaisance for the Front de l'indépendance; arrest in April 1942; incarceration in Courtrai prison; a public trial; a five-month prison sentence; incarceration in St. Gilles and Merxplas; receiving Red Cross packages; visits from his aunt; attending classes; release in August; continuing to work with the Front de l'indépendance; postwar recognition as a Resistant; receiving compensation for arthritis resulting from his imprisonment; and participating in an organization of former political prisoners.