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Valérie Portheret

After 25 years of research, historian Valérie Portheret has recreated the rescue from the camp of Vénissieux and has managed to identify 90 of the 108 children saved from deportation, now living all over the world, collecting testimonies from many of them. This extraordinary story captivated public opinion at the time, forcing Vichy to refuse the Nazis’ demands to deport further Jews.


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