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Oral history interview with Victor Deresmaux

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.5.9 | RG Number: RG-50.498.0009

Victor Desreumaux describes his family background; his reasons for joining the French police; his training as a police officer; the treatment of Jews in Paris, including roundups, violence, and propaganda; his personal relationship with Jews; details about how the French police rounded up Jews; an incident in which he manipulated a list to spare a Jewish mother and her child; working with the German military; his views about following orders; the liberation of Saint-Denis; the participation of French police during the liberation of Paris; his ignorance as to what was happening to the Jews until after the war; living conditions in Paris during the war; and the aftermath of the war.

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Victor Desreumaux
interview:  2000 May 23
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
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:48
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