France’s last ‘hidden Jewish children’ share memories of surviving Holocaust

Every last Sunday in April, France holds a national day of remembrance for the victims of deportation during World War II. Ceremonies are held in tribute to the 150,000 people deported from French soil to the Nazi death camps, many of whom never returned. But nearly 80 years since France was liberated from the Nazis, a page in history is turning. Few people who survived World War II and the Holocaust are still alive and able to share their experiences with young people and children. Other teaching methods will soon be required to maintain awareness about this dark chapter of history. For now, France’s last surviving “hidden Jewish children”, who escaped deportation, are determined to speak out while they still can. FRANCE 24’s Claire Paccalin and Stéphanie Trouillard report. 

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