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“Brown Leather Satchel” Published in Fourth Genre

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Delighted to have “Brown Leather Satchel” in the current issue of Fourth Genre. http://msupress.org/journals/fg/ The essay is adapted from a chapter in my manuscript, Unearthing Stories of Jewish Women in Vichy France. Unearthing Stories of Jewish Women in Vichy France tells the intertwined true stories … Continue reading

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My Invisible Cloud

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Dinner tonight at Vins des Pyrenees, a very typical French bistro on a narrow side street near my hotel in the Marais. Dark wooden panels on the walls, dark wooden tables, dark wooden chairs, simple dishes, tasteful and served hot … Continue reading

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In Moissic, photo by Susan Hillyard I am in Moissac, France, a village about twenty kilometers north of Auvillar, searching for the house where Jewish refugee children lived during the Second World War, a “safe” house. I have an address, … Continue reading

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Caves at Pech Merle, France

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Yesterday, visiting Pech Merle, an ancient cave near Cabreterts, a village in the midi-Pyreéneées section of France, I could not believe my guide’s words. The drawings in these caves are 25,000 years old, renderings of horses, mammoths, aurochs, pre-historic cows, … Continue reading

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Memorial to the Victims of the Vel d’ Hiv

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The memorial is easy to pass without noticing, which I did, Tuesday afternoon. What I didn’t know was that there are two memorials erected in memory of the 13,000 Jewish men, women and children who had been held in the … Continue reading

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Driving to Beaulieu sur Dordogne

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Yesterday, driving my rental car, I traveled back roads from Auvillar, a village in south west France to Beaulieu sur Dordogne, a village north and east. I circled roundabouts, two, sometimes, three times in order to read road signs. I … Continue reading

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Auvillar, A Village in South-west France

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I am searching for a path. I have markers, a conversation at dinner when John, a photographer said, “You take the road before the bridge. You’ll see some steps. Take the steps, then keep going up the hill.” Then, nodding … Continue reading

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