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Oral history interview with Robert Gachet

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.27 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0027

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    Oral history interview with Robert Gachet


    Interview Summary
    Robert Gachet describes growing up in an orphanage after his birth in 1918 near Chambery; his father’s death during World War I; attending a Catholic boarding school; becoming involved in the resistance to get the Germans out of France; helping Jews as part of his duties in the resistance; knowing that the resistance forces were not large but not seeing his actions as heroic; getting married in 1947; and feeling that young people today are too complacent about war.
    Robert Gachet
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 July 07

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gachet, Robert, 1918-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Robert Gachet on July 7, 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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