Swastika Over Paris

Jeremy Josephs, Author Arcade Publishing $19.95 (191p) ISBN 978-1-55970-036-8
The story of French Jewry under the German occupation of Paris is here poignantly, soberly told through the experiences of Armand Kohn, the only member of the Rothschild family to remain in occupied Paris, and Paulette Szlifke, a 16-year-old member of the French Resistance. Josephs, a British lawyer, recounts how the Nazis, with the collaboration of French authorities and informers, progressively restricted the professional activities and lives of Jews preliminary to deporting them to the death camps, which are described here in grisly detail. Unlike activist Szlifke, Kohn conformed to Nazi decrees, doing so, according to Josephs, to avoid reprisals to the Rothschild Hospital which he headed. In their turn Szlifke and Kohn would be deported to the camps--and both survive. Photos not seen by PW. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1989
Release date: 01/01/1989
Paperback - 256 pages - 978-0-7475-0614-0
Hardcover - 191 pages - 978-0-7475-0335-4
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