This book tells the tragic story of Adèle Grossman, a young Polish Jew from the region of Lodz. Having lost most of her family, she found herself alone in Auschwitz, in Birkenau and then in the Stutthof camp. Left for dead at the time of the evacuation, she had to undergo amputation of both her legs, frozen during the "death march". Despite all her physical suffering, despite the unspeakable pain of losing her close relatives, Adèle maintained an inner strength to the continue to live and to found a family.
In May 1945, Erich Altmann was 41. He survived the hell of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Oranienburg an two "death marches". For nearly three years, Erich Altmann found within himself the strength to survive and tell the world of the dimensions of the crime and the extent of the atrocities committed by the Nazis.
This work presents eight texts about the camp "C" or "Jewish camp" of Royallieu, a suburb of Compiègne 75 km north of Paris. Thanks to this previous unpublished volume, the reader can complete his understanding of the terrible internment conditions of Jews in his camp for Nazi retaliations, under the auspices of the German Army.
This book is a new edition of the account published by Julien Unger at the end of World War II. Written shortly after the events they describe, the work is remarkable for its precision. Julien Unger narrates his experience as a French Jewish deportee and the conditions in which he survived at Auschwitz-Birkenau and other Nazi concentration camps.
On January 18th, 2007 President Jacques Chirac, at the invitation of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah and its president, Simone Veil, pays homage, in the name of the people of France, to the Justes of France and all those anonymous French men and women who saved the lives of Jews during the Occupation. The ceremony will be a reminder of the fact that the lives of three quarters of the Jews of France were saved during that period.
Simone Veil and Emmanuel Hoog, head of the National Audiovisual Institute, announced the completion of the first programme ‘Testimonies of the Shoah', a collection of 115 audiovisual testimonies of former deportees, hidden children, Resistance workers, Justes and other witnesses of the period of Occupation.
This book is a new edition of the an account published by Guy Kohen on his return from deportation. The trauma of his memories - still very present in his mind - and the need to communicate to the world the inconceivable horror of the Nazi barbarity provide all the power of his narrative.
The itinerary of Jenny Masour-Ratner is intimately linked to the history of the Organisation to Save the Children - OSE (Oeuvre de secours aux enfants), where she worked till the early 1960s. A Russian Jewish immigrant from Odessa, Jenny left the Paris region during the exodus and went to Montpellier where she joined the OSE. Following the organisation’s movements, she participated in the decision-making and was active up to the Liberation to save Jewish children.
A Jew from Lodz, Moniek Baumzecer witnessed the collapse of Poland, the persecution of the Jews and their confinement in ghettos. In December 1940, he was consigned to forced labour on Autobahn construction in Germany. He was then sent to the Christianstadt camp in Poland.