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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay || Review

Title: Sarah’s Key
Author(s): Tatiana de Rosnay
No. of pages: 331
Genre: Historical fiction, World War II
Publication date: September 2006… 475 more words


The Vél d'Hiv Raid: A Blight on France

Longtime journalist Sheldon Kirshner blogs on The Times of Israel:

“Maurice Rajsfus, a French Jewish survivor who witnessed this infamous roundup, dissects it in a workmanlike book, … 180 more words

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Emperors clothes lost in translation

Presiedent Macron of France visits his decidedly unimpressed troops.

As usual he has dressed up for the occasion, this time taking from the toy box a uniform with insignia showing him to be a pilot…. 921 more words

Escape from Paris

Sunday 16 July 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of Vel d’Hiv, the rounding up of the Parisian Jews to the local velodrome and eventual deportation to Auschwitz. 715 more words

Bitter happiness

July 16th is the birthday of my second child. It was also the 50th anniversary of the Rafle du Vel’ d’Hiv.


It was hot and blue, and we walked to the hospital hand in hand to birth a baby who leapt into the world with little help. 115 more words