"Going back to Vialas: Retracing my Family History. The Baby Must Not Cry"
Consists of one memoir by Dr. Anny Bloch-Raymond entitled "Going back to Vialas: Retracing my Family History. The Baby Must Not Cry." In her memoir, she details her search for her own family's history and the history of Vialas, France, a predominantly Protestant village in southern France (in the departement of Lozère), whose inhabitants sheltered Jews during World War II. She describes her family's evacuation from northern France to Nîmes and life there between 1940-1944, when the family was sheltered in Vialas, and where she was born in 1944. Dr. Bloch also interviews children who were hidden in Vialas and describes the elaborate resistance network which the town used to protect those hiding there, as well as the role of the family of Elise Vidal, who were instrumental in sheltering the author's family and other persecuted Jews.
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