Sans toi je serais en route pour un grand voyage
Pourquoi Louis Engelmann, raflé à Paris et interné à Compiègne, a-t-il échappé au premier convoi de Juifs parti de France pour le camp d'extermination d'Auschwitz le 27 mars 1942 ? Comment, le 8 août, a-t-il été libéré du camp de transit de Drancy ? Inédit, le journal intime de cet ingénieur, ancien combattant de 1914-1918, révèle les terribles conditions d'internement au camp de Royallieu à Compiègne des notables parisiens juifs raflés le 12 décembre 1941. Il témoigne ensuite de celles du camp de Drancy au moment où affluent les victimes de la rafle dite "du Vel' d'Hiv'" (16-17 juillet 1942). En parallèle, le journal tenu par son épouse Mariette nous fait vivre sa détresse et ses démarches insensées pour arracher Louis à la déportation. Longtemps, les journaux de Louis et Mariette ainsi que les lettres qu'ils ont échangées, sont restés au fond d'un tiroir. Philippe Bernard, leur neveu, journaliste au Monde, les a réunis et entrelacés pour transformer ce drame personnel en un récit haletant. Il tente de comprendre les mécanismes qui ont conduit à l'enfouissement de ces événements dans la mémoire familiale, et les raisons de leur redécouverte récente.
The New Order and the French economy
Alan S. Milward A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The New Order and the French economy Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Jean Moulin 1899 1943
Jean Moulin is a universally recognized French hero, celebrated as the delegate of General de Gaulle to Nazi-occupied France in 1942-3 and founder of the National Resistance Council in May 1943. He is known for defiance of the German invaders in June 1940 and for his death in the hands of Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie in July 1943. This book is the fist fully documented account in English of his republican background, his resistance activities, and of his death and reputation.
Death in the City of Light
Death in the City of Light is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. The main suspect was Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma. He was the “People’s Doctor,” known for his many acts of kindness and generosity, not least in providing free medical care for the poor. Petiot, however, would soon be charged with twenty-seven murders, though authorities suspected the total was considerably higher, perhaps even as many as 150. Who was being slaughtered, and why? Was Petiot a sexual sadist, as the press suggested, killing for thrills? Was he allied with the Gestapo, or, on the contrary, the French Resistance? Or did he work for no one other than himself? Trying to solve the many mysteries of the case, Massu would unravel a plot of unspeakable deviousness. When Petiot was finally arrested, the French police hoped for answers. But the trial soon became a circus. Attempting to try all twenty-seven cases at once, the prosecution stumbled in its marathon cross-examinations, and Petiot, enjoying the spotlight, responded with astonishing ease. His attorney, René Floriot, a rising star in the world of criminal defense, also effectively, if aggressively, countered the charges. Soon, despite a team of prosecuting attorneys, dozens of witnesses, and over one ton of evidence, Petiot’s brilliance and wit threatened to win the day. Drawing extensively on many new sources, including the massive, classified French police file on Dr. Petiot, Death in the City of Light is a brilliant evocation of Nazi-Occupied Paris and a harrowing exploration of murder, betrayal, and evil of staggering proportions. From the Hardcover edition.
Over the Highest Mountains
"Alice Resch Synnestvedt became an unlikely hero upon discovering Quaker relief workers in France in 1939. She spent six years assisting Jewish and other refugees escaping from the Nazis. She wrote this detailed memoir for her deaf mother in 1945. Over fifty years later she was honored by those whose lives she saved"--Provided by publisher.
From Paris to Bergen Belsen
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A Rescuer s Story
In telling Pierre-Charles Toureille’s story, Tela Zasloff also describes the wide-ranging network of Protestant pastors and lay people in southern French villages who participated in an aggressive rescue effort. She delves into their motivations, including their Huguenot heritage as members of a religious minority.
America and the Return of Nazi Contraband
The Nazi war on European culture produced the greatest dislocation of art, archives, and libraries in the history of the world. In the ruins of the Reich, Allied occupiers found millions of paintings, books, manuscripts, and pieces of sculpture, from the mediocre to the priceless, hidden in thousands of secret hideaways. This book tells the story of how the American Military Government in Germany, spearheaded by a few dozen dedicated Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives (MFA&A) officers and enlisted men, coped with restoring Europe's cultural heritage.
A Concise History of the Armenian People
The first part of the study discusses the origins of the Armenians, the Urartian Kingdom, Armenia and the Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian, Roman, Sasanid and Byzantine periods. It also examines Christinaity in Armenia and the development of an alphabet and literature. The work then continues with the history of Armenia during the Arab, Turkish and Mongol periods. A separate chapter deals with the history of Cilician Armenia and the Crusades. The second part concentrates on the Armenian communities in the Ottoman, Persian, Indian, and Russian empires (1500-1918). It also details the Armenian diaspora in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, the Arab World, the Far East, and the Americas. The study concludes with lengthy chapters on the history of the three Armenian republics (1918-1920); (1921-1991Soviet Armenia); and the current Armenian republic (1991-2001).
Hidden in France
In the summer of 1942, when Jews throughout France were being rounded up and sent to concentration camps, twelve-year-old Simon Jeruchim, his older sister, and his younger brother were sent into hiding in separate foster homes around the countryside of Normandy. Their parents, unbeknownst to the children, were arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where they perished.Thus the young refugees avoided arrest, but they were still not safe from the ravages of the war. Staying alive meant affecting a gentile identity, even going to Mass on Sundays. Living conditions were harsh, and the far work was heavy and difficult; but even worse were the loneliness,, isolation, uncertainty, and fear that dogged young Simon day and night.After the war Simon was reunited with his siblings. They were placed in a series of homes for Jewish children,and in 1949 they were sent to begin news lives in America. Here is a story of the courage of children and compassion of strangers, and a view of the barely comprehensible events of war from the vantage point of shattered innocence. "Hidden in France"is, above all, a story of survival and perseverance against all odds.