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    Alone and 14 years old at Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen - Marie Vaislic

    Éditions Le Manuscrit / Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah - 2014

    Marie Rafalovitch was 14 years old gwhen her world came crashing down on July 24, 1944, in Toulouse. Denounced by a neighbor, she was arrested alone and deported to Germany to the women’s camp of Ravensbrück. Too young for forced labor, she suffered from hunger and abuse, and discovered with horror the terrifying fate awaiting the camp prisoners.

    In early 1945, as the Allies approached, the prisoners were evacuated to the Bergen-Belsen camp which, overpopulated and disorganized, was then a deathtrap. The deaths would continue until several days after its liberation.

    After returning to France, Marie got on with her life, repressing the nightmare of the camps deep inside. It remained with her, even on a physical level, but she managed to start over and transmit her story and her unshakeable faith in mankind.


    202 pages / 89 illustrations
    Printed book: 21,90 € - Ebook: 7,90 €

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    Delphine Horvilleur lit un extrait de Seule à quatorze ans à Ravensbrück et Bergen-Belsen, de Marie Vaislic, Éditions Le Manuscrit / Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, 2014 (voir le texte). Vidéo enregistrée pour le hors-série Yom Hashoah 2021 de Tenou'a.

    Reportage - Témoignage de Marie et Jean Vaislic


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