Rescuing the Children: A Holocaust Memoir

Rescuing the Children: A Holocaust Memoir

by Vivette Samuel
     
 

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Rescuing the Children is the memoir of Vivette Samuel, who at age twenty-two began working for the Œuvre de secours aux enfants (OSE, or Society for Assistance to Children). The OSE and similar organizations saved 86 percent of Jewish children in France from deportation to Nazi concentration and extermination camps.See more details below

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Rescuing the Children is the memoir of Vivette Samuel, who at age twenty-two began working for the Œuvre de secours aux enfants (OSE, or Society for Assistance to Children). The OSE and similar organizations saved 86 percent of Jewish children in France from deportation to Nazi concentration and extermination camps.

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Samuel recalls her work with the organization Euvre de Secours aux Enfants (or Society for Assistance to Children), which worked in occupied France to save Jewish children from deportation and certain death at the hands of the Nazi regime. She discusses her activities from convincing interned parents to separate from their children to arranging with French villagers to shelter the children. Translated from the 1995 work . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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“A valuable addition to the field of Holocaust history that provides solid institutional information along with dramatic, poignant, heart-rendering tales of rescue and survival.”—Susan Zuccotti, author of The Holocaust, the French, and the Jews

“This testimony by Vivette Samuel is important not only because she describes dramatic events that took place during the occupation of France but also because she brings to light insufficiently known facts about an organization—the Œuvre de secours aux enfants (OSE)—whose devotion to human causes does honor to humanity. I confess that I read this book with a great deal of emotion, because I owe so much to the OSE. It was the OSE that, in June 1945, took charge of the four hundred ‘children of Buchenwald,’ [including me].”—Elie Wiesel, winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

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ISBN-13:
9780299177430
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
452,035
File size:
7 MB

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