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The hidden children of France, 1940-1945 : stories of survival /
edited by Danielle Bailly ; translated by Betty Becker-Theye ; foreword by Pierre Vidal-Naquet.
Albany : Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, 2010.
xxiii, 385 p.
1438431961 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781438431963 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Albany : Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, 2010.
1438431961 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781438431963 (pbk. : alk. paper)
language note
Translation of: Traqués, cachés, vivants. Paris : L'Harmattan, 2004.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Danielle Bailly is one of the surviving hidden children. She was Professor of Linguistics at Paris Diderot University until 1998. Since then she has worked as a consultant and researcher. Betty Becker-Theye is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Humanities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Adjunct Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. She is the author of The Seducer as Mythic Figure in Richardson, Laclos, and Kierkegaard.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
Although the Vichy regime in France willingly deported Jews to the death camps in Eastern Europe, most of the French Jewish community survived, including six out of every seven children. This volume collects 18 stories from former 'hidden children'.
Main Description
Interviews with eighteen Jewish "hidden children" of France and Belgium, telling the story of their survival during World War II.
Main Description
The history of France's hidden children and of the French citizens who saved six out of seven Jewish children and three-fourths of the Jewish adult population from deportation during the Nazi occupation is little known to American readers. In The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945, Danielle Bailly (a hidden child herself whose family travelled all over rural France before sending her to live with strangers who could protect her) reveals the stories behind the statistics of those who were saved by the extraordinary acts of ordinary people. Eighteen former hidden children describe their lives before, during, and after the war, recounting their incredible journeys and expressing their deepest gratitude to those who put themselves at risk to save others. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xix
Testimonies of Individuals from Youngest to Oldest
p. 1
p. 19
p. 45
p. 71
p. 95
p. 115
p. 143
p. 159
p. 175
p. 189
p. 209
p. 235
p. 241
p. 257
p. 283
p. 307
p. 325
p. 349
Chronologyp. 357
Glossaryp. 363
French Acronymsp. 369
Notesp. 371
Selected Bibliographyp. 377
Translator'sp. 383
Biographical Notesp. 385
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