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Statement by Maurice Rajsfus on the Eve of the French Presidential Election

By Maurice Rajsfus, survivor of the Vél d’Hiv Raid

ON APRIL 9, 2017, in keeping with a family tradition, Marine Le Pen declared on a radio program that France was not responsible for the Vél d’Hiv raid. 316 more words

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Operation Yellow Star / Black Thursday reviewed by New York Journal of Books

Lew Whittington writes, “Newly translated English editions of Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday: The Round-up of July 16, 1942 have just been released in a single volume to mark the 75th anniversary year of the purge of Jews in France during WWII.” 50 more words

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Austerlitz in Paris

W G Sebald’s novels tend to begin with someone setting out on a journey.  His protagonists are almost always in transit, and if they do settle somewhere it is not likely to be long-term.  1,851 more words

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2016 Book #109 - Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Title: Sarah’s Key
Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Date finished: 11/17/16
Genre: Historical fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: September 2008
Pages in book: 293… 516 more words

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Sarah's Key by Tatiana deRosnay

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family’s apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. 394 more words