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Oral history interview with Carmen Villalba

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.5.6 | RG Number: RG-50.498.0006

Carmen Villalba, born in Asturias, Spain, discusses her personal background and her father prewar profession; her immigration to France in 1939 as a consequence of her leftist political orientation; the reception of Spaniards in France; her internment in a camp on Belle-Île; her deportation by German occupiers to Gurs concentration camp; her life in Gurs, including the duties of the inmates, separation of different groups of inmates, and conditions of the camp; her contact with Jewish women in the camp; deportations; her stay in another internment camp around Blagnac; the liberation of Blagnac; meeting and marrying her husband; her return to Spain after the death of Franco; her continued friendship with Spanish women who were also in the camp; her health during her imprisonment; her postwar life; and documents and photographs from the period of her internment in Gurs.

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Villalba, Carmen
interview:  2000 January 22
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:47
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