In this interview Guy Elie Francès talks about: the migration of the Frances family from Greece to Belgium via the Netherlands ; his childhood in Brussels ; daily life at the family home in the Jewish neighbourhood of Saint-Gilles, Brussels ; his family’s escape during the anti-Jewish raid on Brussels in the night of 3 on 4 September 1942 ; hiding in Liège ; family life after the Liberation.
This recording contains the exchange between 11 child survivors of the Holocaust during a zoom meeting held on 17 January 2021. All participants and their siblings were housed in Jewish and/or non-Jewish orphanages in Belgium during the war. These institutes included the Meisjeshuis and Good Engels (the Meisjeshuis department for babies and toddlers), the Jongenshuis and Pennsylvania Foundation orphanage, the Wezembeek-Oppem children's home, the Baron de Castro children's home in Etterbeek and the Les Moineaux children's home in Uccle. The following survivors participated in the discussion: Alfred Friedman - Michael Hartogs born as Max Kohn - Fred Kader born as Frans Jeruzalski - Annie Juliard Coughlin born as Annie Milerad - Roni Luck Wolf born as Reizel Warman - Werner Szydlow - Jacques Salomon Weisser - Bill Frankenstein born as Bernard Baron - Henri Wolfe born as Henri Wolff - Paulette Cooper born as Paula Bucholc - Roger Kreisman