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Oral history interview with Genvieve de Gaulle

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

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    Oral history interview with Genvieve de Gaulle


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz
    Robert Buckley
    interview:  1994 May 20

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    1 videocassette (Betacam SP).

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    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch, in cooperation with Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc. produced the interview with Genvieve de Gaulle on May 20, 1994.
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