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Les enfants du château de la Hille

Author: Sebastian Steiger
Publisher: Bâle : Brunnen, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Memoirs of a Swiss man who volunteered to serve as a teacher between 1943-45 in a home for refugee children (including Jews) run by the Swiss Red Cross, Secours aux enfants, in the south of France. The overwhelming majority of the 100 children in the chateau, of German and Austrian origin, were sent to France from Belgium after the Germans occupied the country in 1940. 25 of the children were helped to enter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Biography
Named Person: Sebastian Steiger; Sebastian Steiger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Steiger
OCLC Number: 53863046
Notes: Translation from German of: Kinder von Schloss la Hille.
Description: 357 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Kinder von Schloss la Hille.
Responsibility: Sebastian Steiger.

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Memoirs of a Swiss man who volunteered to serve as a teacher between 1943-45 in a home for refugee children (including Jews) run by the Swiss Red Cross, Secours aux enfants, in the south of France. The overwhelming majority of the 100 children in the chateau, of German and Austrian origin, were sent to France from Belgium after the Germans occupied the country in 1940. 25 of the children were helped to enter Switzerland illegally, over 20 received visas for the U.S., some were hidden by French villagers or joined the resistance, four reached Spain, and 11 were deported to Auschwitz having been caught at the borders or expelled from Switzerland. Includes personal data on the children. Steiger has been recognized as a Righteous of the Nations by Yad Vashem.

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