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Oral history interview with Germaine Belline and Liliane Gaffney

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.3 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0003

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    Oral history interview with Germaine Belline and Liliane Gaffney


    Interview Summary
    Germaine Belline, born in La Louvière, Belgium on July 23, 1908, describes her family and childhood; getting married in 1925 and having a daughter named Liliane; the arrest of her husband; helping local City Hall officials to get Jews to escape to Africa; going to Africa with a group of Jewish refugees; leaving Africa because of health reasons; her mother’s participation in the underground movement; not feeling like she did enough to help Jews during the war; immigrating to the United States in 1948 with her family; her daughter’s reflections on surviving the Holocaust; having difficulty trusting people today; and her and her daughter’s thoughts about current politics.
    Ms. Liliane Gaffney
    Germaine Belline
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 February 20

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    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Germaine Belline and Liliane Gaffney on February 20, 1988 for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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