We’re In It Together

Posted on 27 July 2009 Monday

Last weekend, I visited an exhibit at the Memorial:cite de l’histoire on children who survived the Shoah (<<Stigmatiser, exclure, traquer, deporter, assassiner, survivre: les enfants dans la Shoah>>). It opened with a fascinating timeline on the history of departations and exterminations.

The Second Republic in France developed the idea of deprtation in 1850 while the Third Republic actually deported French citizens to New Caledonia and Algeria. In 1884, Namibia became German peopled. Those who fought the German settlers were exterminated by official decree. Eugene Foster and his assistant Josef Mengel began work in these camps.

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