New York Times: New Angle on an Oft-Visited Nightmare

French professor Leah D. Hewitt commented in this piece on the movie Sarah’s Key and, as the Times reporter put it,  “the often forgotten role the French played in arresting and ultimately dispatching to the death camps nearly 80,000 Jewish men, women and children.” “A lot of things have been done on the German concentration camps,” Hewitt was quoted as saying. “But the French camps have gone under the radar. There were hundreds of them.” Sarah’s Key, she went on to say, reflects a new willingness “to unearth aspects of French history during the Occupation.”

 

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