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Oral history interview with Ivan Beltrami

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

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.

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Ivan Beltrami
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
interview:  1988 July 05
Oral histories.
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:31:01
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