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Oral history interview with Jean Boete

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.7 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0007

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

Jean Boete, born in 1921, describes his early life and his Catholic family moving to Paris when he was young; his life as a student in Paris, France through 1940; fleeing to the countryside to avoid being deported to Germany; joining the French resistance forces under the influence of Alain Mosse, who served as the chief of the cabinet of the Prefect of France; planning to fight as a soldier in North Africa in 1942; taking a government post in Chambéry, France so that he could have access to papers and stamps to assist with the escape of the Jewish children; moving to Paris when the police found out what he was doing; fighting the Germans during the liberation; and serving in the French army in occupied Germany after the war.

Interviewee
Jean Boete
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 July 07  (interview)
Language
French
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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