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LaFilière: En France Occupée 1942-1944 , and: Die Kinder von Schloss LaHille (review)

LaFilière: En France Occupée 1942-1944 , and: Die Kinder von Schloss LaHille (review) SHOFAR Winter 1996 Vol. 14, No.2 with greater importance as we attempt to understand day-to-dayactivities and organization in the midst of destruction. Stephen C. Feinstein History Department University of Wisconsin-River Falls LaFillere: En France Occu.,ee 1942-1944, by Anne-Marie 1m Hof-Piguet. Yverdon-Ies-Bains, Switzerland: Parcours Editions de la Thiele, 1985. 166 pp. Die Kinder von Schloss LaHille, by Sebastian Steiger. Basel: Switzerland: Brunnen Verlag, 1992. 379 pp. During World War II, the Swiss Red Cross's Aid to Children (CroixRouge Suisse, Secours aux Enfants) provided services for destitute children in Vichy France where refugees from the Spanish Civil War and Jews escaping the German army found themselves trapped. 1m Hof-Piguet and Steiger, two Swiss Red Cross volunteers who had offered to work with these stranded children, write about their experiences and actions under the most trying conditions as they struggle to support, teach, and protect the youth in their care. They reflect also on the reluctant support of some of their superiors and are critical of the Swiss Red Cross bureaucracy and the Cantonal governments which allowed themselves to be intimidated by the Nazis and their antisemitic, genocidal poliCies, ostensibly to protect Swiss neutrality. One of the authors, 1m Hof-Piguet, had http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

LaFilière: En France Occupée 1942-1944 , and: Die Kinder von Schloss LaHille (review)

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SHOFAR Winter 1996 Vol. 14, No.2 with greater importance as we attempt to understand day-to-dayactivities and organization in the midst of destruction. Stephen C. Feinstein History Department University of Wisconsin-River Falls LaFillere: En France Occu.,ee 1942-1944, by Anne-Marie 1m Hof-Piguet. Yverdon-Ies-Bains, Switzerland: Parcours Editions de la Thiele, 1985. 166 pp. Die Kinder von Schloss LaHille, by Sebastian Steiger. Basel: Switzerland: Brunnen Verlag, 1992. 379 pp. During World War II, the Swiss Red Cross's Aid to Children (CroixRouge Suisse, Secours aux Enfants) provided services for destitute children in Vichy France where refugees from the Spanish Civil War and Jews escaping the German army found themselves trapped. 1m Hof-Piguet and Steiger, two Swiss Red Cross volunteers who had offered to work with these stranded children, write about their experiences and actions under the most trying conditions as they struggle to support, teach, and protect the youth in their care. They reflect also on the reluctant support of some of their superiors and are critical of the Swiss Red Cross bureaucracy and the Cantonal governments which allowed themselves to be intimidated by the Nazis and their antisemitic, genocidal poliCies, ostensibly to protect Swiss neutrality. One of the authors, 1m Hof-Piguet, had

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 1996

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