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Holocaust Odysseys – The Jews of Saint-Martin-Vésubie and Their Flight through France and Italy - Yale Scholarship Online
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Holocaust Odysseys: The Jews of Saint-Martin-Vésubie and Their Flight through France and Italy

Susan Zuccotti


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. It uncovers a grueling yet complex history of suffering and resilience through historical documents and personal testimonies from members of nine central and eastern European Jewish families displaced to France in the opening years of World War II. The chronicle of their lives reveals clearly that these Jewish families experienced persecution of far greater intensity than citizen Jews or long-time resident immigrants. The odyssey of ... More

Keywords: refugees, immigrants, Jews, Holocaust, World War II, persecution, France, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Auschwitz, Italy

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780300122947
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300122947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Zuccotti, author

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Part I The Journey through France, 1933–1943

Part II Shared Experiences

Part III Deportation from and Survival in Italy, September 1943 to the Liberation

Part IV Aftermath