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Oral history interview with Emilie Guth and Hermine Orsi

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

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    Oral history interview with Emilie Guth and Hermine Orsi


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Hermine Orsi
    Emilie Guth
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 July 04
    interview:  1988 July 15

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Guth, Emilie, 1911-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Emilie Guth and Hermine Orsi on July 4, 1988 and July 15, 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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