Le Gardien de nos frères (Belfond, 2016)

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March 30 @ 8:00 pm

Ariane Bois

French author and journalist Ariane Bois will present her fourth novel, Le Gardien de nos frères (Belfond, 2016), and discuss its historical context with Department of History graduate student Alexandra Steinlight.

The novel illuminates a little-known episode, the experience of les dépisteurs, the trackers sent to find Jewish children hidden during World War II whose parents had not survived. At the end of the war, Simon, a resistance fighter from a well-to-do Parisian Jewish family, and Lena, the daughter of Polish shopkeepers from the ghetto of Warsaw, sign up as trackers. These two young heroes will meet countless difficulties. The story of a quest as well as a love story, the book has received several prizes, including the Prix Wizo.

ARIANE BOIS
Journalist, novelist; author of Le Gardien de nos frères; Sans oublier; Le Monde d’Hannah

Respondent:
ALEXANDRA STEINLIGHT
Department of History, NYU

In French and English.

Books available for sale.

From La Maison Française NYU.

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
8:00 pm
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Venue

42 Washington Mews
United States

Organizer

La Maison Française (NYU)
Phone:
212.998.8750
Email:
maison.francaise@nyu.edu
Website:
www.maisonfrancaise.as.nyu.edu