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Oral history interview with Philippe Bourgois

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.445 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0445

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Philippe Bourgois discusses his father’s childhood in Paris; the invasion of France by Nazi Germany and the family’s flight to Nice; his father’s attempt to evade labor service; his father’s deportation to Auschwitz; his transfer to the I.G. Farben factory just outside of Aushwitz, where he did not encounter extermination activities; his father’s association with resistance forces in the camp; his escape in June 1944, the day after D-Day, from Auschwitz; his father’s return to Paris by train, where he remained hidden until the end of the war; his father’s belief that his story was of lesser importance than those who suffered more; his father’s work with social justice; his own studies, as an anthropologist, of present injustices.

Philippe I. Bourgois
Barbara Barer
Lisa Barnett
1991 December 17  (interview)
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:17:14
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