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Oral history interview with Germaine Belline and Liliane Gaffney

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

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

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.

Interviewee
Ms. Liliane Gaffney
Germaine Belline
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 February 20  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:38:58
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