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The Holocaust, the French, and the Jews

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The Holocaust, the French, and the Jews
Call No: 944.0816 Z94h

Call Number944.0816 Z94h
Statement of ResponsibilitySusan Zuccotti.
Creators & ContributorsZuccotti, Susan (author)
Summary"Many recent books and movies have documented the collaboration of the French authorities with the anti-Jewish German policies of World War II. Yet about 76 percent of France's Jews survivedmore than in almost any other country in Western Europe. How do we explain this phenomenon? Certainly not by looking at official French policy, for the Vichy government began preparing racial laws even before any had been decreed by the German occupiers. To provide a full answer to the question of what kept more than 250,000 Jews alive, Susan Zuccotti examines the response to the Holocaust of the French people. Drawing on memoirs, government documents, and personal interviews with survivors, she tells the stories of ordinary and extraordinary French men and women, Jewish as well as non-Jewish. Correcting the historical record, Zuccotti argues that the French reaction to the Holocaust, when judged by the awful standards of the rest of the world, was not as reprehensible as it has been portrayed." Back cover
  1. Jews in France before the War
  2. War Begins, 1939–1940
  3. Racial Laws, 1940–1941
  4. Internment Camps in the Unoccupied Zone, 1940–1941
  5. Roundups and Deportations, May 1941–June 1942
  6. The July Roundup, Paris, 1942
  7. Expulsions from the Unoccupied Zone, August–September 1942
  8. Attitudes toward the Jews, 1942
  9. Arrests of Foreign Jews, September 1942–February 1943
  10. No Holds Barred, January–December 1943
  11. The Final Abandonment, 1944
  12. Jewish Rescue Organizations
  13. Survival and Non-Jewish Rescuers
  14. Crossing Frontiers
  15. Jews in the Armed Resistance
Physical Description xv, 383 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : BasicBooks
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 291–366) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2014 by Andrew Rosengarten