Hotel de Ville


The exposition of the Deportation of Jewish Children during WWII was held open to the public at the Hotel de Ville. Since that morning I had finished my book War Brides by Helen Bryan I felt like I had to go in just to see what was there. The whole exhibiiton was in french; yet, I could understand most of what was being said since it written french is very similar to spanish. There were hundreds of photos and letters written by children who were french and were deported camps such as Drancy.  The exposition outlined what life in Paris would have been like during this period for Jewish children and their role in the war. Many images and quotes made me think of the book Sarah’s Key. We cannot undo the injustice and atrocities that befell these children, but public exhibitions such as this one commemorating their strength and resolve remind us of the importance of loving one another. 


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