Synopses & Reviews
Rescuing the Children is the memoir of Vivette Samuel, who at age twenty-two began working for the andOElig;uvre de secours aux enfants (OSE, or Society for Assistance to Children). The OSE and similar organizations saved 86 percent of Jewish children in France from deportation to Nazi concentration and extermination camps.
About the Author
Vivette Samuel had a long career in social work and lived in Paris, France. Charles B. Paul, a historian, is professor emeritus in the humanities department at San Josandeacute; State University. He was among the children rescued by the OSE.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Rescue the Childrenandmdash;but the Others?
1 Odessa to Paris
2 War, Exodus, and Occupation
3 To Be Committed at the Age of Twenty
4 Rivesaltes: Behind the Barbed Wire
5 At the Time of the Deportations
6 The Hunt for the Children
7 Going Underground
8 Coming Out of the War
9 Fifty Years Later
10 Children's Odysseys
Appendix 1: What Happened to Them?
Appendix 2: Some Numbers
Appendix 3: Chronology
Acronyms and Abbreviations