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Oral history interview with Marcelle Douglas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.600 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0600
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Betty Douglas discusses her childhood in Paris, France; her Catholic religion; her education; and her career in design and couture at Lanvin in Paris; the occupation of France by Nazi Germany in 1940; her involvement in resistance activities until 1942; helping Jews obtain false papers; acting as an escort on trains; helping them flee to the south; her experiences in the resistance; witnessing murders by Nazi troops; her lack of understanding of anti-Jewish persecutions by the Nazis; her career in the fashion industry in England; and her immigration to the United States in 1962 with her American husband.

Interviewee
Marcelle Douglas
Date
2002 December 02  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (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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