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Oral history interview with Jeanne Dupont

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.73.1 | RG Number: RG-50.569.0001

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Jeanne Dupont, born in Liège, Belgium and married to a Belgian military officer, describes their resistance activities directed by London intelligence; her husband's transport of guns and ammunition in Belgium; their arrest by the Gestapo at their home; her 41 months of incarceration, including nine months in a Gestapo prison in Belgium; her transport to Germany with eight other members of the intelligence service; her arrival in Ravensbruk in 1943; her designation as NN by the Gestapo (Nacht und Nebel); the harsh conditions for an NN prisoner; her work on small arms at a Siemens factory outside the camp; her transfer by train on March 3, 1945 to Mauthausen with 2,000 other NN-designated women; her work filling bomb craters on the railroad; the cruelty of women guards; her liberation by the Swiss Red Cross on April 23, 1945; her transfer by caravan of 24 trucks driven by Canadian war prisoners to the Swiss frontier; learning that her husband had been decapitated in Ravensbruck; reuniting with her father; and her marriage to a Dachau resistance survivor.

Interviewee
Jeanne Dupont
Date
1974 November 22  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:37:32
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