In Nazi-occupied France, nearly 75% of French Jews were able to survive the Holocaust despite the complicity of the Vichy government with the German authorities. This can be explained by the implementation of rescue networks by the Jews themselves, with the help of the population in certain “refuge” regions. This two-day conference is part of “France and Judaism: 2,000 Years of Intertwined History,” a series organized by the Consulate General of France in New York.

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Day 1 Speakers, Wednesday, March 4, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM:

  • Jacques Semelin, historian and expert of France’s occupation during World War II
  • Patrick Cabanel, historian of Protestantism in France
  • Johanna Lehr, political scientist specializing in Jewish resistance

Day 1 tickets available here >

Day 2 Speakers, Thursday, March 5, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM:

  • Pierre Sauvage, filmmaker, whose newly remastered documentary Weapons of the Spirit will be shown and discussed (this will be a sneak preview of the remastered 30th anniversary edition)
  • Nathalie Heinich, sociologist and Le Chambon expert
  • Michèle Cone, former resident of Le Chambon

Day 2 tickets available here >

Free; advance registration recommended for both days