April 03, 2008

Where Did Grandfather Go?

The MMLC welcomes to Northwestern University from France Mr. Michel Yačche, whose testimony figures in the Picpus Digital Archives. Mr. Yačche was a French-born Jewish teenager living in Paris during the German occupation. His family, originally from Salonica, was cruelly divided by the policies that initially protected Jews considered French citizens over those who were not.

Where did Grandfather go?
A talk with Michel Yačche

How the disparities between the policies of the Vichy government toward French Jews and immigrant Jews fractured one family.

Sunday, April 6
2 p.m.

Harris Hall Room 107
1881 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208


The Picpus Digital Archive is a Northwestern educational project funded primarily by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional grants from the Alumnae Association. The archive focuses on history, memory and commemoration.

This talk has been organized by The Department of French and Italian and the Multimedia Learning Center.

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Update (April 6, 2008): Mr. Michel Yačche and MMLC Director Janine Spencer addressed an enthusiastic audience on a wonderfully sunny Sunday afternoon.

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