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Oral history interview with Paul Peeters

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.631 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0492

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Paul Peeters, born in 1921 in Torgny, Belgium, describes growing up in a large family involved in the sugar industry; how his family did not expect the Nazi invasion of Belgium; helping a priest who was hiding young Jewish boys; the Gestapo finding out about the boys and how he helped them to escape; the liberation of Torgny and joining the American Army as a volunteer; experiencing communism when he helped to liberate Buchenwald; his time after the war in Europe; and how the boys he protected during the war have reunited over the years.

Interviewee
Paul Peeters
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
2004 December 22  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:18:17
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