Documentary of a WWII Belgian Resistance Fighter

Media Advisory: WWII soldier, Belgian resistance fighter the subject of his granddaughter’s documentary


MUNCIE, Indiana —  Gabrielle DeLobbe, a Belgian resistance fighter and World War II veteran who now lives in Fort Wayne, discusses his war experiences in “Saboteur,” a documentary produced by Ball State University.


What: In 2016, five Ball State Telecommunications students under the direction of Chris Flook, a Telecommunications Lecturer, began a two year-long effort to create a 30-minute documentary detailing DeLobbe’s experiences as a Belgian resistance fighter and soldier. The documentary’s trailer is available at


Who: Nicole Lehrman, one of the students involved in the project, is DeLobbe’s granddaughter. Lehrman, who narrates the documentary, graduated from Ball State in 2017.


When: The documentary will be available on Veterans Day at no charge at and on Ball State’s TCOM Facebook Page. WIPB-TV (49.1) also will air the documentary at 11 p.m. Nov. 8. 


Why: DeLobbe recounts his war story as he marched through Europe with the U.S. Army, helped liberate the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, hid his Jewish friend from the Nazis, and led various other strategic attacks. The film is designed to educate new generations about life under German occupation during the war.

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  1. MEH The Belgians saved about 75% of their Jewish population. more than any other country. This is while the country was under house arrest. Keeping the Antwerp port open kept the food coming in, necessary for survival, after the war, kept the rest of Europe from starving.

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