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Roger B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4283) interviewed by Jean-Marei De Becker and Guiseppe Balzano

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4283

Videotape testimony of Roger B., a Catholic, who was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1921. He recounts attending school; working as an accountant; contact with Jewish refugees fleeing to the United States; German invasion; military draft; service in France; capture by Germans; escaping with others; returning to Brussels; his father's participation in the underground; notification of his draft for labor in Germany; hiding; observing a killing of Jews from his hiding place; remaining in hiding despite obtaining false papers; liberation by British troops; joining a Belgian section of the British army; assignments in Germany and Belgium; demobilization in 1946; marriage; and his son's birth. Mr. B. discusses many friends and relatives who assisted Jews; visiting Dachau in the 1950s; and reunions with fellow soldiers. He shows photographs and drawings.

Author/Creator
B., Roger, 1921-
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 2001
Interview Date
September 10 and November 12, 2001.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Roger B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4283). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/6572459
Record last modified: 2016-11-08 14:13:00
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