Sans toi je serais en route pour un grand voyage

Titre : Sans toi je serais en route pour un grand voyage
Auteur : Louis Engelmann
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 230404610X
Libération : 2016

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Pourquoi Louis Engelmann, raflé à Paris et interné à Compiègne, a-t-il échappé au premier convoi de Juifs parti de France pour le camp d'extermination d'Auschwitz le 27 mars 1942 ? Comment, le 8 août, a-t-il été libéré du camp de transit de Drancy ? Inédit, le journal intime de cet ingénieur, ancien combattant de 1914-1918, révèle les terribles conditions d'internement au camp de Royallieu à Compiègne des notables parisiens juifs raflés le 12 décembre 1941. Il témoigne ensuite de celles du camp de Drancy au moment où affluent les victimes de la rafle dite "du Vel' d'Hiv'" (16-17 juillet 1942). En parallèle, le journal tenu par son épouse Mariette nous fait vivre sa détresse et ses démarches insensées pour arracher Louis à la déportation. Longtemps, les journaux de Louis et Mariette ainsi que les lettres qu'ils ont échangées, sont restés au fond d'un tiroir. Philippe Bernard, leur neveu, journaliste au Monde, les a réunis et entrelacés pour transformer ce drame personnel en un récit haletant. Il tente de comprendre les mécanismes qui ont conduit à l'enfouissement de ces événements dans la mémoire familiale, et les raisons de leur redécouverte récente.

Death in the City of Light

Titre : Death in the City of Light
Auteur : David King
Éditeur : Broadway Books
ISBN-13 : 9780307452917
Libération : 2011-09-20

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Death in the City of Light is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. The main suspect was Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma. He was the “People’s Doctor,” known for his many acts of kindness and generosity, not least in providing free medical care for the poor. Petiot, however, would soon be charged with twenty-seven murders, though authorities suspected the total was considerably higher, perhaps even as many as 150. Who was being slaughtered, and why? Was Petiot a sexual sadist, as the press suggested, killing for thrills? Was he allied with the Gestapo, or, on the contrary, the French Resistance? Or did he work for no one other than himself? Trying to solve the many mysteries of the case, Massu would unravel a plot of unspeakable deviousness. When Petiot was finally arrested, the French police hoped for answers. But the trial soon became a circus. Attempting to try all twenty-seven cases at once, the prosecution stumbled in its marathon cross-examinations, and Petiot, enjoying the spotlight, responded with astonishing ease. His attorney, René Floriot, a rising star in the world of criminal defense, also effectively, if aggressively, countered the charges. Soon, despite a team of prosecuting attorneys, dozens of witnesses, and over one ton of evidence, Petiot’s brilliance and wit threatened to win the day. Drawing extensively on many new sources, including the massive, classified French police file on Dr. Petiot, Death in the City of Light is a brilliant evocation of Nazi-Occupied Paris and a harrowing exploration of murder, betrayal, and evil of staggering proportions. From the Hardcover edition.

The Righteous of Switzerland

Titre : The Righteous of Switzerland
Auteur : Meir Wagner
Éditeur : KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 0881256986
Libération : 2001

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For years, Americans have been told about the complicity of Swiss bankers with the Nazi war machine. But this is only part of the story. During World War II, barve Swiss citizen risked danger and death because they refused to remain neutral in the face of crimes against humanity. As a result of their determined efforts, many thousands of jewish lives were saved. Some of these little-known heroe have already been honored as "righteous Among the Nations" by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, but the deeds of others are only now receiving the attention they deserve. Drawing extensively on the testimonials of eyewitnesses and those whose lives were saved, Meir Wagner presents compelling accounts of these courageous men and women who listened only to the voice of their conscience.

Strange Fruit

Titre : Strange Fruit
Auteur : David Margolick
Éditeur : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9780060959562
Libération : 2001-01-23

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Recorded by jazz legend Billie Holiday in 1939, "Strange Fruit" is considered to be the first significant song of the civil rights movement and the first direct musical assault upon racial lynchings in the South. Originally sung in New York's Cafe Society, these revolutionary lyrics take on a life of their own in this revealing account of the song and the struggle it personified. Strange Fruit not only chronicles the civil rights movement from the '30s on, it examines the lives of the beleaguered Billie Holiday and Abel Meeropol, the white Jewish schoolteacher and communist sympathizer who wrote the song that would have an impact on generations of fans, black and white, unknown and famous, including performers Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, and Sting.


Titre : Speeches
Auteur :
Éditeur : Editions Le Manuscrit
ISBN-13 : 9782304203936
Libération : 2007

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A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Speeches Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Hidden in France

Titre : Hidden in France
Auteur : Simon Jeruchim
Éditeur : Daniel & Daniel Pub
ISBN-13 : 1564745406
Libération : 2012-07

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In the summer of 1942, when Jews throughout France were being rounded up and sent to concentration camps, twelve-year-old Simon Jeruchim, his older sister, and his younger brother were sent into hiding in separate foster homes around the countryside of Normandy. Their parents, unbeknownst to the children, were arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where they perished.Thus the young refugees avoided arrest, but they were still not safe from the ravages of the war. Staying alive meant affecting a gentile identity, even going to Mass on Sundays. Living conditions were harsh, and the far work was heavy and difficult; but even worse were the loneliness,, isolation, uncertainty, and fear that dogged young Simon day and night.After the war Simon was reunited with his siblings. They were placed in a series of homes for Jewish children,and in 1949 they were sent to begin news lives in America. Here is a story of the courage of children and compassion of strangers, and a view of the barely comprehensible events of war from the vantage point of shattered innocence. "Hidden in France"is, above all, a story of survival and perseverance against all odds.

Primo Levi

Titre : Primo Levi
Auteur : Myriam Anissimov
Éditeur : Overlook Books
ISBN-13 : PSU:000043979462
Libération : 2000

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This landmark biography of the Italian writer and Holocaust survivor who helped shape our understanding of humanity is based on extensive research, including interviews with his friends and relatives and numerous unpublished texts and testimonies. 21 photos.

The Qumran Mystery

Titre : The Qumran Mystery
Auteur : Eliette Abécassis
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0753807831
Libération : 1999

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A man robbed and brutally murdered: not such a rare event in late 1990s Jerusalem. But this victim was crucified. And suspected of having stolen an undiscovered Dead Sea Scroll that may touch on another crucifixion, nearly two millennia ago...For Ary Cohen and his palaeographer father, David, it is the start of a terrifying quest to find the Scroll. Their search will lead them to New York, England, Paris - and deep into the Judaean desert where an obscure Essene sect once made their home between the inhospitable Dead Sea and the forbidding cliffs of Qumran. And wherever they go, death follows. An extraordinary blend of contemporary adventure and Biblical learning that took France by storm, The Qumran Mystery is a compelling multi-layered thriller. It engrosses you in both Ary and David's plight, and equally in the central question of Jesus's existence and death. Its solution is so persuasively plotted, so daringly original, that it will continue to haunt you long after the last page has been turned.