Tag: Jews in France

Jewish Paris: The Deportation Memorial, the Shoah Memorial and the Holocaust Center

Jewish quarters come and go, but anti-Semitism never goes out of fashion. Most recently in France there’s been a growing attraction of the “quenelle,” a down-turned Nazi salute now understood by most to be an anti-Semitic, anti-establishment gesture. It has gained favor among individuals and groups who ...

Paul Niedermann: Interview with a Holocaust Survivor and Witness in France

Janet Hulstrand tells about her encounter with Holocaust survivor Paul Niedermann and interviews him about his life, his work and his childhood.

Nissim de Camondo Museum: The Glory and the Tragedy

The Nissim de Camondo Museum overlooking Parc Monceau in Paris presents an extraordinary collection of 18th-century decorative arts, reveals the technology and services of an ultra-modern early-20th-century home, and tells of the life and times of the de Camondo family as bankers, philanthropists, collectors and Jews.

The Rothschilds in France, a 19th-century Riches to Riches Story

Rothschild: whether pronounced in English, German, Italian or English, the name has for 200 years signified wealth, in particular Jewish wealth. We still speak, as do the French, of someone as being rich as Rothschild—or more likely not rich as Rothschild.

Passover in Paris and the 11th Plague

Max Kutner had just moved to Paris from New York and was looking for a Passover seder to attend. He found one just off the Champs-Elysées, but among the mixed ritual of French, English and Hebrew something was amiss, beginning with the 11th plague.

Love and Latkes

Melinda Mayor, "the Menschette of Montmartre,” has a gentile husband who says “oy” and who cooks better than she does and two children with whom she’d like to share her Jewish heritage, leading her on the search for the perfect potato latke in Paris.

Sarah’s Key, an interview with film director Gilles Paquet Brenner

Young French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner reflects on his latest film, Sarah’s Key, in an interview conducted by Daniele Thomas Easton on the occasion of...

Nazi Talk Provides Moral Clarity on Veterans Day—Not

France's national train company SNCF acknowledges with "profound pain" in Florida its wartime role in the deportation of Jews from 1942 to 1944.

Elephants and Paradise: 10 Hours in Amiens

Amiens is unlikely to appear in the top 10 of any objective lists of daytrips from Paris, but who ever said that a traveler...

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