A lust for life in face of the factories of death - Régine Skorka-Jacubert
Régine Skorka-Jacubert was born in Poland is in 1920. Her family subsequently emigrated to Nancy. In May 1940, the exodus took them to Bordeaux and Régine made her way alone back to Lorraine to resume her work on the markets. Her family was sent to the La Lande camp near Tours. Fleeing to Lyon, she joined the Jewish resistance with her brother Jérôme who had managed to escape from the La Lande camp. In 1944, Régine and Jérôme were arrested by the French Militia. Identified as Jews, they were interrogated by Klaus Barbie and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Losing nothing of her fighting spirit despite the inhuman conditions for survival, Régine was transferred to a labour camp in Czechoslovakia. At the Liberation, weighing just 29 kilos, she was able nonetheless to return to Nancy. Jérôme was there, but 21 members of their family had been murdered.