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BREATHING: THE RESCUE OF 500 JEWISH CHILDREN IN MOISSAC BETWEEN 1940 AND 1951.

Cultural, Conference, Historic in Montauban
  • Conference takes place on Wednesday February 28 at 5 p.m., conference room at the Ancien Collège, free entry.

  • 500 Jewish children passed through Moissac between 1940 and 1943, then between 1944 and 1951. All these children survived the Shoah. Some then received an education there which allowed them to live their childhood and to have a destiny sometimes beyond of the common. Estelle HEMMAMI and Jean-Luc BECQUAERT went to meet those who are still there to try to understand how these children condemned to disappear were able to build a future for themselves.

    They escaped the roundups, the...
    500 Jewish children passed through Moissac between 1940 and 1943, then between 1944 and 1951. All these children survived the Shoah. Some then received an education there which allowed them to live their childhood and to have a destiny sometimes beyond of the common. Estelle HEMMAMI and Jean-Luc BECQUAERT went to meet those who are still there to try to understand how these children condemned to disappear were able to build a future for themselves.

    They escaped the roundups, the “sorting” camps, their parents sent them to Moissac before being deported themselves to the extermination camps. They recount their arrival in this house in Moissac run by the Éclaireurs Israelites. They experienced a “real” childhood, in a family full of children. All survived, 15 of them testify.

    The film directed by Estelle Hemmami and Jean-Luc Becquaert is available on DVD and will be offered for sale at the end of the conference.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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  • On February 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM
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