Tag Archives: Vichy France

8th May 1945: End of a War

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Last year, we went to the annual ceremony in our village but we couldn’t go this year. This is always a moving event, attended by local dignitaries and representatives … Continue reading

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Sheltering Jews in SW France During World War II

  Today, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops. The unspeakable horror of these places has been described in memoirs and contemporary film footage. But very few survivors remain and … Continue reading

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