“A Pause in the Holocaust” ~ protection of jews during the Italian Occupation of SE France


Occupied FranceFurther to the interest in my recent postings on the Demarcation Line in the Touraine I thought readers might be interested in this English version of the short, French-made documentary “A Pause in the Holocaust” on the Italian Occupation of SE France:

“1943. While the “Final Solution” raged in Europe, the Italian Army Occupied France 2protected the Jews in the areas they occupied. For 9 months a small alpine village in the South of France, 64 kilometres North of Nice, is changed into an Eastern European “shetel”. Under the protection of the Italian army, despite pressure from the Germans and the Vichy administration, and thanks to the benevolence of the villagers, 1200 Jews got a brief respite from the horrors of the war…”
 

The video costs just €17 + p&p or you can rent it for 2 days at €4.90.

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About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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