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Oral history interview with Pierre Larribité

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.5.7 | RG Number: RG-50.498.0007

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

Pierre Larribité describes his personal and professional background; details of the Gurs concentration camp, including its construction, types of guards, and the rights of the inmates; the location of his home in relation to the camp; his contact with inmates and visitors in the camp; the arrival of Jewish women from Austria and Germany in 1940; poor living conditions in the camp; smuggling food into the camp; cultural events in the camp, including music performances and art; the transfer of inmates from Riversaltes to Gurs; the deportation of Jews to extermination camps; life in camp after deportations; the fate of inmates after liberation; the closing of Gurs; the cemetery of Gurs; and his musings about life during wartime in area around the camp.

Interviewee
Pierre Larribité
Date
2000 January 23  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
2 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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