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Oral history interview with Yvonne Jospa

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Yvonne Jospa
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 August 01  (interview)
Language
English
French
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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