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Père Marie-Benoît and Jewish Rescue (excerpt)

Père Marie-Benoît and Jewish Rescue (excerpt)

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Susan Zuccotti relates the remarkable tale of a courageous French Capuchin priest who risked everything to hide Jews in France and Italy during the Holocaust.
Susan Zuccotti relates the remarkable tale of a courageous French Capuchin priest who risked everything to hide Jews in France and Italy during the Holocaust.

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Published by: Indiana University Press on Apr 03, 2013
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Contents
Acknowledgments xi
· Introduction
1
1 Pierre Péteul: Family Heritage and Education
7
2 Pierre Péteul and the First World War
26
3 Te Years between the Wars, 1919 to 1939
38
4 First Steps toward Jewish Rescue: Marseille,May 1940 to August 1942
51
5 With Joseph Bass in Marseille, August 1942 to June 1943
69
6 With Angelo Donati in Nice, November 1942 to June 1943
89
7 Père Marie-Benoît and the Donati Plan, June to September 1943
118
8 Early Rescue in Rome, September and October 1943
138
9 With Stefan Schwamm in Rome: SecuringDocuments for Jewish Rescue
155
10 With Stefan Schwamm in Rome: SecuringFunds for Jewish Rescue
172
11 Aer the Liberation of Rome
189
12 Te Final Decades
207
· Epilogue
228Notes 235Index 270
 
51
Back in Rome a he end of 1939, Père Marie-Benoî was
o enjoy litle more han four monhs of uneasy peace before his life
g v. O y 10, 1940, llg  x p  -   W F,  G y t lgu, Lux- bug,   Nl. Avg ply,    F b   t  y. O y 14  G b ug 
French lines a Sedan, and he Batle of France began. Te following
y F   p b lg y. T 
 wihdrawal from Dunkirk began on May 26. Belgium surrendered o he
G  y 2.
Te ghing in Wesern Europe immediaely aeced Père Marie-
   y  . F      y   l, ll lgbl  ly v,    u  F. O y 19, ju  y   bgg   G v,   
oher French priess in Rome boarded a rain headed norh.
Looking
 back on ha period years laer, he wroe, “Being of French naionaliy and
sill liable o being mobilized, I le Rome, where I usually resided, becauseof he imminence of war beween Ialy and France . . . and, o awai evens,
I wen o he monasery of he Capuchins, 51 rue Croix-de-Régnier in
Marseille, where I sayed for hree years.”
In an inerview for a newspaper
l   ,  gv  lgly     pu,xplg, “T
 gallophobie
[-F ]   F      ubbl  ll F   .”
Père Marie-Benoî was in Marseille when Ialian prime miniser
 ul, ubl   gbbg     pl  
First Steps toward Jewish Rescue
Marseie, Ma 1940 o s 1942for 

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