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Claude Morhange-Begue
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Chamberet

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"Writing about my childhood today, I have come to see that those were not ordinary times", writes Claude Morhange-Begue. "But for me, as a child, they were; for I had not known any others". The "ordinary times" Morhange-Begue speaks of began when she was not quite eight years old; in April 1944, the SS paused in the French village of Chamberet for some routine business and ...more
Paperback, 115 pages
Published February 1st 1990 by Peter Owen Publishers (first published 1987)
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Valerie Puri
Sep 20, 2015 Valerie Puri rated it it was amazing
This is the true story of a girl who lives in a small village in France during World War II. Her mother is taken by the Nazi's and she is sent to Auschwitz. The young girl is then taken away by a family friend and her aunt to live with a series of hosts who keep her safe and secret.

The author writes this story many decades later but writes it from the view of the child she was during this horrific time. The story is originally written in French, so the English translation becomes a little diffic
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