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Oral history interview with Ivan Beltrami

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.5 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0005

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    Oral history interview with Ivan Beltrami


    Interview Summary
    Ivan Beltrami, born on June 14, 1920 in Marseilles, France, describes his family and childhood; growing up in a Catholic family but seeing his Jewish friends experience antisemitism; his parents’ decision to hide Jews during the war; volunteering for the French Aviation in 1939 but never having to fly; studying as a medical student; joining the resistance in September 1942; relaying messages between resistance groups and providing medical care; getting married in 1944; his brother getting caught and tortured by the Gestapo on May 23, 1943; becoming a chief in the resistance; feeling that most of the French people acted cowardly during the war because they did not help save more Jews; being recognized for his wartime efforts by Yad Vashem in 1984; and visiting Israel for various reasons after the war and supporting the Zionist cause.
    Ivan Beltrami
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 July 05

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Beltrami, Georges, 1920-

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    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Ivan Beltrami on July 5, 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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