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Oral history interview with Emilie Guth and Hermine Orsi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.34 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0034

Emilie Guth, born in a small village in Alsace, France in 1911, describes her family and childhood; working in a house that took care of war refugees in Marseilles in 1941 with the Unitarian Organization; her interactions with Jews coming through the town; increasing antisemitism around 1937; joining the resistance group, Combat, in 1943; hiding five people in her home for 22 months; helping to hide 200 children in Chambon, France; receiving a medal in 1985 for rescuing Jews during the war; how she was not always aware of the great risk she was taking; staying in touch with the people she helped to rescue; becoming a nurse after the war; and continuing to practice the Protestant faith after the war.


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Interviewee
Hermine Orsi
Emilie Guth
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
interview:  1988 July 04
interview:  1988 July 15
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:47:38
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