Memories of a children’s doctor with the OSE in Occupied France and in Switzerland, 1940-1945 - Dr Gaston Lévy
Gaston Lévy, paediatrician at the Strasbourg and Paris faculties, is one of the major figures of the Organisation to Save the Children - OSE (Oeuvre de secours aux enfants).
After France's defeat in 1940, Dr Lévy made his home in Béziers with his family and made contact with the OSE. In 1941, he became medical inspector for the children's homes and director of the babies' home at Limoges. He thus contributed to streamlining the medical organisation and improving the hygiene and nutrition in these houses. As the dangers grew, he devoted himself to saving the Jewish children under threat by finding them places with foster families. Sought by the Gestapo, he passed into Switzerland in May 1944. There, he brought his know-how to the refugee camps.
The book traces the remarkable wartime career of this man of conviction.