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Oral history interview with Andree Geulen-Herscovici

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.33 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0033

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    Oral history interview with Andree Geulen-Herscovici

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Andree Geulen-Herscovici describes her efforts to rescue Jewish children during the war; being raised as a Catholic but deciding that she did not believe in God at 12 years old; teaching in Brussels at the time the war began and many of her students being forced to leave school because they were Jewish; taking in Jewish children and hiding them when she was 20 years old; racing against the Gestapo to rescue children; choosing to take care of children rather than adults because they were easier to hide; keeping in touch with the children she rescued after the war; and her thoughts on talking about the war.
    Interviewee
    Ms. Andree Geulen-Herscovici
    Interviewer
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    Date
    interview:  1988 August 04

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Provenance
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Andree Guelen-Herscovici on August 4, 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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