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Oral history interview with Frederick Pottecher

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.542.33 | RG Number: RG-50.812.0033

George Pottecher, born 1905 in Bussang, Vosges, discusses his family roots in the Vosges; his professions as a journalist, reporter, court reporter for Radio d’Etat, author, and actor; his memoir “A Haute Voix”; covering more than 50 Nazi trials and, in particular, that of Klaus Barbie; his memories of Félix Chevrier, born in Epinal in the Vosges, whom he met through an uncle and with whom he remained friends until Chevrier’s death; Chevrier, who Pottecher describes as republican, Free Mason, teacher, bold, and daring; Chevrier establishing the school in the Château de Chabannes; Chevrier’s devotion to saving Jewish children; the cultural contributions Chevrier made to the children’s lives through his many connections and commitment to making life as normal as possible; and Pottecher reads with emotion from the 1942 diary of Chevrier describing life at the school.


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Interviewee
Frederick Pottecher
Interviewer
Lisa Gossels
Dean Wetherell
Date
1996-1998
Language
French
Genre/Form
Documentary films.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lisa Gossels and Dean Wetherell
 
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