Sauvetages et baptêmes : les religieuses de Notre-Dame de Sion face à la persécution des Juifs en France, 1940-1944 (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Sauvetages et baptêmes : les religieuses de Notre-Dame de Sion face à la persécution des Juifs en France, 1940-1944

Author: Madeleine Comte
Publisher: Paris : L'Harmattan, [2001] ©2001
Series: Mémoires du XXe siècle.
Edition/Format:   Print book : FrenchView all editions and formats
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A study of the role of the nuns of Notre-Dame de Sion in the rescue of Jews in France between 1940-44. Examines, also, whether the Order, founded in 1843 by converted Jews for charity and proselytizing, exploited Jewish distress to impose baptism. Gives a detailed account of the wartime activities of each of the Order's eight centers in France. The mother-house in Paris remained passive, while the hostel next door  Read more...
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Comte, Madeleine.
Sauvetages et baptêmes.
Paris : L'Harmattan, ©2001
(OCoLC)606593387
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Comte
ISBN: 2747511901 9782747511902
OCLC Number: 57514969
Description: x, 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Mémoires du XXe siècle.
Other Titles: Religieuses de Notre-Dame de Sion face à la persécution des Juifs en France, 1940-1944
Responsibility: Madeleine Comte ; préface d'Etienne Fouilloux.

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A study of the role of the nuns of Notre-Dame de Sion in the rescue of Jews in France between 1940-44. Examines, also, whether the Order, founded in 1843 by converted Jews for charity and proselytizing, exploited Jewish distress to impose baptism. Gives a detailed account of the wartime activities of each of the Order's eight centers in France. The mother-house in Paris remained passive, while the hostel next door participated in rescue operations carried out by Father Théomir Devaux, and the social center in the Marais helped Jews of foreign origin. Hundreds of Jews found shelter and were rescued thanks to the fearlessness of the nuns, who cooperated with philosemitic clergy, the French resistance, and Jewish groups in Lyon, Grenoble, and Marseille without instructions from the Order to do so. Contends that although almost 1,000 Jews were baptized by Notre-Dame de Sion in Paris between 1939-45, none of them were coerced. In the other centers, ca. 150 Jews were baptized during the war.

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