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Event The Marcel Network by Fred Coleman
When Monday, February 4, 2013 at 5:30pm
Where Copley Hall Copley Formal Lounge
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Details The Marcel Network breaks historic ground, and reveals how the Catholic Church, French Christians, and Jews themselves did far more to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust than is generally known.

Syrian immigrant Moussa Abadi was only 33, and his future wife, Odette Rosenstock, 28, when they found themselves trapped in Nazi-occupied France. This young Jewish couple--he a graduate student in theater, and she a doctor--was poor but resolute. Risking their own lives and relying on false papers, the Abadis hid Jewish children in Catholic schools and convents and with Protestant families. In 1943, their clandestine organization--the Marcel Network--became one of the most successful operations of Jewish resistance in Europe. By the end of the war, 527 children owed their survival to the Abadis. Yet their improbable success, owing largely to extraordinary interfaith collaboration, came with almost unspeakable sacrifice. Fred Coleman tells the Abadis' full story for the first time in The Marcel Network.

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Light reception and book signing to follow.
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Sponsors Department of French Program for Jewish Civilization Campus Ministries BMW Center for German and European Studies
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