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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

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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.

Interviewee
Hermine Orsi
Emilie Guth
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 July 04  (interview)
1988 July 15  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:48:59
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