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Oral history interview with Victor Sullaper

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.296.7 | RG Number: RG-50.710.0007

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Victor Sullaper, born in 1921 in Sosnowiec, Poland, discusses his family; growing up in Paris, France after moving with his family in 1930; their difficult life in Belleville; participating in the Jewish scouting movement; a trip to Palestine for two years; returning to Paris; being arrested by French police; his internment in Pithiviers and escape to Lyon; working with UGIF and Marc Jarblum; forging documents, organizing escapes for Jews to Switzerland, and hiding Jews; the deportation of his uncle’s family; participating with abbé Vermont, Rachmil, and the JOC in a raid on a train in the Gare de Lyon-Perrache in February 1943, freeing 50 children from deportation; being arrested during a Gestapo and SS raid of the UGIF headquarters in February 1943 led by Klaus Barbie; his interview with Klaus Barbie and his release because of his French accent and excellent forged documents; the arrest and deportation of his brother; his departure for Chambéry where Simon Lévitte names him head of the Zionist Youth Movement; his work forging documents and transporting children to Switzerland; working with Roland Epstein and Mila Racine; MLN asking him to join the Maquis; and after liberation being a German interpreter during the interrogations of German prisoners.

Interviewee
Victor Sullaper
Date
approximately 2005  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:41:05
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