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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Nov 07, 09

Read in September, 2009

This Holocaust related novel explores France's Vichey's government's not-so-often spoken-of-complicity with the Nazis in 1942 and the French people's reactions to this slice of history, ranging from accepting resignation to denial to shame. At the core of the story is the Vel d'Hiv roundup of Jews by the French police; the Jews were then deported to Nazi work and death camps. Sarah's Key is a compelling, thought-provoking read.
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Barbara I knew that you would like this! The French really were quite devious and cruel in many spheres during WWII. I thought that the parts with Julia did not necessarily enhance the story, but often seemed contrived. What do you think?

Susan yes, I agree that those parts were contrived; as a result, the ending was very anticlimactic. I haven't been reading much lately....

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Maria What an amazing time that was in history. Yes, they were collaborators and they caved very quickly, despite some romanticized revisionist hype.

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