19 2018

Vichy France and the Jews

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Stu Schweitzer

The right-wing French regime based in Vichy governed much of France following that country’s defeat by Germany in 1940. We will discuss the rise of official anti-semitism in Vichy France, where the authorities attempted to outdo the Germans in their treatment of the Jews. We will, at the same time, strive to reconcile this vicious treatment with the fact that French Jews survived at markedly higher rates than Jews elsewhere in Europe. The discussion will be led by Hevreh member Stu Schweitzer who is a docent at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of SW Florida.