Holocaust Odysseys: The Jews of Saint-Martin-Vesubie and Their fkight through France and Italy. Susan Zucotti will be at the Museum on Wed. Nov 28th 7PM. Ticiets available by calling 646-437-4202 or on line at www.mjhnyc.org

Holocaust Odysseys: The Jews of Saint-Martin- Vesubie and Their Flight through France  and Italy
Holocaust Odysseys: The Jews of Saint-Martin- Vesubie and Their Flight through France and Italy
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Occupied by Italy in 1943, the southern French town of Saint-Martin-Vésubie served as a haven for Jews from all over Europe. But after Italy's armistice with the Allies, the Italians left the town and many Jews crossed the Alps into Italy, seeking further refuge, only to find themselves face-to-face with the Germans; many were deported to Auschwitz. Zuccotti describes the remarkable scene of the Fremch town square in the summer of 1943 filled with Yiddish-speaking Jews, and reports both positive and tense relations between the refugees and their hosts