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Oral history interview with Helene Gettner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.15 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0015

Helene Gettner, born on February 4, 1932, discusses her life growing up Antwerp, Belgium in the 1930s; pre-war life in Antwerp; her parent's clothing store; the German invasion of Belgium; the labeling of Jewish businesses; moving to Oreye near Liege; her father's escape from a deportation train and reunion with the family; hiding in a Catholic orphanage; her discovery of the murder of her family outside the immediate family circle; her family moving to Brussels, Belgium; immigrating to the United States; and her marriage and the raising of her three daughters.


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Interviewee
Helene Gettner
Interviewer
Larry Papier
Date
interview:  1992 August 01
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:51:20
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