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Oral history interview with Marie-Henriette Ceulemans

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.13 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0013

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    Oral history interview with Marie-Henriette Ceulemans


    Interview Summary
    Marie-Henriette Ceulemans, born in 1912 in Brussels, Belgium, describes her family and childhood; growing up in the Catholic tradition; attending school in Brussels; working as a visiting nurse doing social work with poor people; getting married in 1934 to a broker in the Brussels stock exchange; becoming the director of a crèche (child-care center) in Brussels in 1936; being asked to hide Jewish children in 1942; being denounced to authorities for hiding Jews but not getting caught; continuing to operate the crèche after the war because many of the children’s parents did not come back; and her life after the war.
    Marie-Henriette Ceulemans
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 March 08

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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 Marie-Henriette Ceulemans on March 8, 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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