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 https://vimeo.com/295936044.
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.
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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