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Holocaust odysseys [electronic resource] :the Jews of Saint-Martin-Vésubie and their flight through France and Italy / Susan Zuccotti.

By: Zuccotti, Susan, 1940-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xv, 285 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780300134551 (electronic bk.); 030013455X (electronic bk.); 1281722758; 9781281722751.Subject(s): Jews -- Biography | Jewish children in the Holocaust -- France -- Saint-Martin-Vésubie -- Biography | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- France -- Personal narratives | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Italy -- Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from France -- Personal narratives | Holocaust survivors -- Biography | Jews -- France -- Saint-Martin-Vésubie | Jewish children in the Holocaust -- France -- Saint-Martin-Vésubie | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- France | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Italy | World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from France | Holocaust survivors | Electronic books | HISTORY -- Holocaust | Saint-Martin-Vésubie (France) -- Biography | Saint-Martin-Vésubie (France) | ებრაელების ისტორია ჰოლოკოსტი საფრანგეთიGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 940.53/1809224494 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Jewish immigrants and political refugees in France, 1933-1939 : Jacques and Paulette Samson, Lya Haberman, William Blye, and Charles Roman -- Jewish immigrants and political refugees in Belgium and Luxembourg before the war : Menahem Marienberg, Miriam Löwenwirth, Sigi Hart, Boris Carmeli, and Walter Marx -- Flight to southern France, May and June 1940 : Sigi Hart, Menahem Marienberg, Boris Carmeli, Miriam Löwenwirth, Lya Haberman, and Walter Marx -- Jewish refugees in the unoccupied zone, May 1940-August 1942 : Sigi Hart, Charles Roman, Menahem Marienberg, Walter Marx, Miriam Löwenwirth, and Boris Carmeli -- Arrests in the occupied zone, 1941-1942 : Jacques and Paulette Samson -- Arrests in the unoccupied zone, August 1942 : William Blye, Charles Roman, and Menahem Marienberg -- Narrow escapes and subsequent arrests in the unoccupied zone, August-November 1942 : Miriam Löwenwirth, Boris Carmeli, Sigi Hart, Charles Roman, and Walter Marx -- Saint-Martin-Vésubie, November 1942-September 1943 -- Crossing the Alps after September 8, 1943 -- Those who stayed behind -- The first week in Italy, September 11-17, 1943 -- The roundup in Valdieri and Borgo San Dalmazzo, September 18, 1943 -- Deportation from Borgo San Dalmazzo : the Marx and Marienberg families and Boris Carmeli -- Hiding in the province of Cuneo : William Blye, Charles Roman, Walter Marx, and Menahem Marienberg -- Resistance : Walter Marx and William Blye -- Traveling to and hiding in Florence, September and October 1943 : Miriam Löwenwirth, Sigi Hart, and Lya Haberman -- Arrests and narrow escapes in Florence, November 1943 : Sigi Hart, Miriam Löwenwirth, and Lya Haberman -- Traveling to and hiding in Rome, January-June 1944 : Charles Roman and Jacques Samson -- Auschwitz : Sigi Hart and Boris Carmeli -- After the war : Jacques and Paulette Samson, Charles Roman, Lya Haberman, and Miriam Löwenwirth -- After the war : William Blye, Walter Marx, Menahem Marienberg, Sigi Hart, and Boris Carmeli -- Journeys back.
Summary: This book describes the ever-escalating dangers to which Jewish refugees and recent immigrants were subjected in France and Italy as the Holocaust marched forward. Susan Zuccotti uncovers a gruelling yet complex history of suffering and resilience through historical documents and personal testimonies from members of nine central and eastern European Jewish families, displaced to France in the opening years of the Second World War. The chronicle of their lives reveals clearly that these Jewish families experienced persecution of far greater intensity than citizen Jews or longtime resident immigrants. The odyssey of the nine families took them from hostile Vichy France to the Alpine village of Saint-Martin-Vesubie and on to Italy, where German soldiers rather than hoped-for Allied troops awaited. Those who crossed over to Italy were either deported to Auschwitz or forced to scatter in desperate flight. Zuccotti brings to light the agonies of the refugees' unstable lives, the evolution of French policies toward Jews, the reasons behind the flight from the relative idyll of Saint-Martin-Vesubie, and the choices that confronted those who arrived in Italy. Powerful archival evidence frames this history, while firsthand reports underscore the human cost of the nightmarish years of persecution.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-271) and index.

Jewish immigrants and political refugees in France, 1933-1939 : Jacques and Paulette Samson, Lya Haberman, William Blye, and Charles Roman -- Jewish immigrants and political refugees in Belgium and Luxembourg before the war : Menahem Marienberg, Miriam Löwenwirth, Sigi Hart, Boris Carmeli, and Walter Marx -- Flight to southern France, May and June 1940 : Sigi Hart, Menahem Marienberg, Boris Carmeli, Miriam Löwenwirth, Lya Haberman, and Walter Marx -- Jewish refugees in the unoccupied zone, May 1940-August 1942 : Sigi Hart, Charles Roman, Menahem Marienberg, Walter Marx, Miriam Löwenwirth, and Boris Carmeli -- Arrests in the occupied zone, 1941-1942 : Jacques and Paulette Samson -- Arrests in the unoccupied zone, August 1942 : William Blye, Charles Roman, and Menahem Marienberg -- Narrow escapes and subsequent arrests in the unoccupied zone, August-November 1942 : Miriam Löwenwirth, Boris Carmeli, Sigi Hart, Charles Roman, and Walter Marx -- Saint-Martin-Vésubie, November 1942-September 1943 -- Crossing the Alps after September 8, 1943 -- Those who stayed behind -- The first week in Italy, September 11-17, 1943 -- The roundup in Valdieri and Borgo San Dalmazzo, September 18, 1943 -- Deportation from Borgo San Dalmazzo : the Marx and Marienberg families and Boris Carmeli -- Hiding in the province of Cuneo : William Blye, Charles Roman, Walter Marx, and Menahem Marienberg -- Resistance : Walter Marx and William Blye -- Traveling to and hiding in Florence, September and October 1943 : Miriam Löwenwirth, Sigi Hart, and Lya Haberman -- Arrests and narrow escapes in Florence, November 1943 : Sigi Hart, Miriam Löwenwirth, and Lya Haberman -- Traveling to and hiding in Rome, January-June 1944 : Charles Roman and Jacques Samson -- Auschwitz : Sigi Hart and Boris Carmeli -- After the war : Jacques and Paulette Samson, Charles Roman, Lya Haberman, and Miriam Löwenwirth -- After the war : William Blye, Walter Marx, Menahem Marienberg, Sigi Hart, and Boris Carmeli -- Journeys back.

This book describes the ever-escalating dangers to which Jewish refugees and recent immigrants were subjected in France and Italy as the Holocaust marched forward. Susan Zuccotti uncovers a gruelling yet complex history of suffering and resilience through historical documents and personal testimonies from members of nine central and eastern European Jewish families, displaced to France in the opening years of the Second World War. The chronicle of their lives reveals clearly that these Jewish families experienced persecution of far greater intensity than citizen Jews or longtime resident immigrants. The odyssey of the nine families took them from hostile Vichy France to the Alpine village of Saint-Martin-Vesubie and on to Italy, where German soldiers rather than hoped-for Allied troops awaited. Those who crossed over to Italy were either deported to Auschwitz or forced to scatter in desperate flight. Zuccotti brings to light the agonies of the refugees' unstable lives, the evolution of French policies toward Jews, the reasons behind the flight from the relative idyll of Saint-Martin-Vesubie, and the choices that confronted those who arrived in Italy. Powerful archival evidence frames this history, while firsthand reports underscore the human cost of the nightmarish years of persecution.

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