Two Square Metres - Fanny and David Sauleman
Fanny and David Sauleman have a lot in common. Living in the same Paris neighbourhood, they came from the same Sephardic culture. They were both steeped in the Judeo-Spanish language of their Turkish and Salonica ancestors. Children during the war, they managed to escape the Nazi barbarity. In due course, they shared the memory of the persecutions and trauma of the death of their nearest and dearest.
Starting out with their parents’ 77 letters written during their detention at Drancy, Fanny and David undertook a long work of remembrance, in a quest for their memories and their roots. Thanks to this book, the fruit of ten years’ effort, Fanny (who died in 2001) and David have created with their words a memorial worthy of their departed loved ones.