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Oral history interview with Alice Schiffer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.75 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0075

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

Alice Schiffer, born on March 3, 1908 in Ghent, Belgium, describes her family; being raised as a Catholic; taking two Jewish girls into hiding and sending them to Catholic school; buying an apartment in Brussels and smuggling in food for Jews; meeting a political prisoner, Mademoiselle Adrach, who worked with the underground; being sent to jail for two days under suspicion of hiding Jews but soon getting released; deciding to hide more Jews in a barn; getting married to a Jewish man named Peter in 1948; and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Alice Schiffer
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 May 18  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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