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Albert M. Sharon memoir

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    The Albert M. Sharon manuscript is titled "Laissez Passer, A Different Holocaust Story." It was told to and transcribed by his wife, Lynn Sharon. The manuscript tells the harrowing tale of Albert Sharon and his family, as they fled Brussels, Belgium in 1940 at the outset of World War II. Fleeing into France, the family moved into several villages along the Pyrenees, before ending up in Italy in 1943, The story details the struggles of a Jewish family living on the run, and the assistance they received from many families while they traveled. The story also describes Albert's involvement as a document forger for the underground resistance, imprisonment under the French Vichy regime, and eventual return to his family.
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    Albert M. Sharon
    Albert M. Sharon (1924-1990) was born into a Jewish household in Warsaw, Poland before moving to Brussels, Belgium as a child. In 1940, when Albert was 15 years old, the Germans invaded Belgium. Albert, along with his two sisters and one brother, fled with his parents to France in order to escape the fighting. The family moved between several different villages in the south of France, along the Pyrenees. In Toulouse, Albert and his brother aided in forging documents for the underground resistance, and were eventually imprisoned in Lyons, France. Once reuniting with his family, he traveled to Italy after the armistice was signed. Albert had his story transcribed by his wife, Lynn Sharon, months before his passing in 1990.
    Walking to Valdieri : a memoir, DS135.B43 S537 2003

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    The Albert M. Sharon maunscript is arranged as a single series.

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    The Albert M. Sharon memoir was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by his wife, Lynn Sharon.
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