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Oral history interview with Marcelle Duval

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.5.3 | RG Number: RG-50.498.0003

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Marcelle Duval, born in Paris, France discusses her academic career before the war and completing her law degree; her family’s move to Fontainebleau; colleagues of hers who were taken during the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup; the lack of food and facilities provided to the victims; her volunteer work with the Red Cross and training to become a nurse and social worker; the hospital in which she worked and her specialization in anesthesia; her involvement and experiences in the National Emergency Teams; the small aid station she provided to Jews who had been rounded up and held at the Vélodrome d'Hiver; the horrendous conditions at the velodrome; her time in Normandy after the Allied invasion; her unit’s service to the First Army in Belfort, Vosges, Ruhr, and Tyrol; her continued services as a nurse after the war; her return to France in 1945; and her postwar professional career as a director of a welfare center.

Interviewee
Marcelle Duval
Date
1999 September 27  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:12
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