Sheltering Jews in SW France During World War II

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Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, which had its place in protecting Jews Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, some of whose inhabitants played a role in protecting Jews

Today, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops. The unspeakable horror of these places has been described in memoirs and contemporary film footage. But very few survivors remain and it is beyond our imagination today to conceive of how it must have been.

The deportation of Jews – and other “undesirables” – from France is a deplorable page in the country’s history. However, amidst the bleakness, there were glimmers of virtue and it’s those I want to focus on.

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One thought on “Sheltering Jews in SW France During World War II

  1. Nice to read a story of some of the people of Vichy France who did not just comply with instructions. It is a shame that the same cannot be said for many inhabitants of that region, lots of whom collaborated enthusiastically with the occupying Germans. The survivors should hopefully be regretting their actions, today of all days.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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