In the Shadows of Paris: The Nazi Concentration Camp that Dimmed the City of Light by Anne Sinclair

In the Shadows of Paris: The Nazi Concentration Camp that Dimmed the City of Light by Anne Sinclair

Translator: Sandra Smith

“This story has haunted me since I was a child,” begins Anne Sinclair in a personal journey to find answers about her own life and about her grandfather’s, Léonce Schwartz. What her tribute reveals is part memoir, part historical documentation of a lesser known chapter of the Holocaust: the Nazi’s mass arrest, in French the word for this is rafle and there is no equivalent in English that captures the horror, on December 12, 1941 of influential Jews―the doctors, professors, artists and others at the upper levels of French society―who were then imprisoned just fifty miles from Paris in the Compiegne-Royallieu concentration camp. Those who did not perish there, were taken by the infamous one-way trains to Auschwitz; except for the few to escape that fate. Léonce Schwartz was among them. 8-page, 4-color photo section with historical images

Year first published: 2021

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