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Oral history interview with Yvonne Jospa

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.42 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0042

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Yvonne Jospa, born on February 1910 in Bessarabia, Romania, describes growing up in Romania and then moving to Liège, Belgium to study; meeting her husband, who was also a Romanian Jew; joining the Communist Party with her husband before the war; working with refugees, especially those en route to fight in the Spanish Civil War; her husband’s efforts to set up a Jewish Defense Committee under the Front; becoming the head of the branch of the JDC that worked to rescue Jewish children; organizing the program that saved over 3,000 Jewish children by placing them with non-Jewish Belgian families; her husband being captured and sent to Birkenau, where he was in the clandestine political committee; the resistance efforts in Charleroi; continuing to work with refugees after the war; and still working to fight racism by speaking to young children in schools about its dangers.

Yvonne Jospa
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
1988 August 01  (interview)
Oral histories.
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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