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Oral history interview with Genvieve de Gaulle

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.84 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0084

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Genevieve de Gaulle, whose father was eldest brother of General Charles DeGaulle, discusses her awareness of dangers resulting from the Nazi rise to power in Germany; her resistance activities beginning in 1940 with an underground journal; being in Brittany when German forces entered Paris; her arrest with identity card and ration card paraphernalia and a false ID card reading Genevieve Garnier; her deportation, first to a prison and then Compiegne internment camp in France; her transfer to Ravensbrück along with 1,000 female political prisoners; her memories of life in the camp; the red triangle identifying political prisoners and letter identifying nationalities; Jehovah’s Witness prisoners and their refusal to work on any tasks directly related to war, their courage, adherence to faith, and help to other prisoners; and her liberation thru an intermediary of the Red Cross.

Interviewee
Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz
Interviewer
Robert Buckley
Date
1994 May 20  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP).
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