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Petite Series: Mes soeurs et moi, Simone Veil

2022, Les Arènes

Edited by David Teboul

original title Simone et ses soeurs (Simone and her sisters, not available in English)


https://nouveautes-editeurs.bnf.fr/accueil?id_declaration=10000000929819&titre_livre=Mes_soeurs_et_moi

SUMMARY: The story of Simone Veil, Holocaust survivor and French stateswoman, and her sisters Milou (Madeleine) and Denise, told through journal entries, correspondence and previously unpublished memories, very unfortunately not available in English, to my knowledge.


MEMORABLE MOMENT: Simone's sister Denise briefly mentions that their mother was so discreet it wasn't easy to talk about certain intimate topics, the closest any of the sisters comes to mentioning the slightest criticism of their beloved mother who died in Auschwitz.


RATING: Recommend, if you're familiar with other reading about Simone Veil.


Sisters Milou, Denise, and Simone








To see: Chronique d'un été, film by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin, 1961



Petite Series explained here.

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