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This is the house in Beaulieu sur Dordogne where seventy Jewish refugee girls were saved from deportation and almost certain death during the years of World War Two when Marshall Petain ruled France from Vichy. To the right and out of view is the massive Abbey of Saint Peter where church bells rang every quarter hour. Everyone knew who was taking refuge in that house, the priests, the parishoners walking to Mass. Beaulieu kept the house’s secret. I weave the story of that house with my own house during those years, a yellow stucco house in Morristown, New Jersey in an essay, I call– what else–“Houses.”

And now, Scott Olsen, editor of ASCENT magazine has nominated that essay for Best Of The Net.

I am deeply honored and humbled.

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2 Responses to Nominated

  1. Thank heavens for some people of conscience at that time.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  2. I’m finding them, and I’m thrilled about that.

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