Thursday, January 23, 2014

École de Filles

École de Filles

Beautiful architecture and a serene setting belies the sign indicating that between 1942 and 1944 there were 140 school age children from the 2ième arrondissement who were murdered at Auschwitz.  

"Never forget"

École de Filles
44, rue Dussoubs
75002, Paris


Joe said...

Such a terrible atrocity Genie. Sends shivers down my spine.

Jojo said...

We had an amazing program last night at the Alliance Francaise d'Atlanta sharing the story of Helene Berr and her diary. It presented another perspective from a very young woman living in Paris during the German occupation.

Jeanie said...

Wow -- such a beautiful spot with such a sobering history. Never forget, indeed.

Sylvia K said...

Heartbreaking info about such a beautiful and peaceful place! Sobering indeed! May we never forget!

Rob-bear said...

Et où sont-elles les filles maintenant ? A l'école?

Blessings and Bear hugs!

M said...

Thank you for reminding us ... lest we forget!!! Love the spring-green bike!!

Randy said...

Sad, but it is a beautiful building.

Jack said...

From today's perspective it seems impossible to think of something like that happening there.

Never forget.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful building... and sobering story.

Nazi Germany: proof of how evil evil can really be.