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Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance


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NEVER BE AFRAID
2nd edition
A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance


TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEDICATION

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

INTRODUCTION, by Ken Wachsberger

PART I: COMING INTO BELGIUM—THE PRE-WAR YEARS
Chapter 1My Father Fights in the Kishinev Pogrom, Then Brings the Family to Belgium
Chapter 2Mothballs, Losing My Bowels, and a Bucket of Mussels
Chapter 3“Your Son Bernard Is Fighting with Everybody”
Chapter 4“A Jew Must Have a Trade,” and My Mother Dies
Chapter 5I Marry Chana Laja and Join the Union, the Imperialists Lift Their Heads

PART II: FLIGHT FROM BELGIUM
Chapter 6 Hitler Invades Belgium, I’m Separated from My Family
Chapter 7We Become Christians in Vichy, I’m Summoned to Saint-Liguaire
Chapter 8I Risk My Neck to Make Ladies’ Eight-Button Gloves in Saint-Liguaire
Chapter 9Seig Heil, I’m a Belgian and I’m Proud of You”
Chapter 10Cadavers on Phone Wires, Schleppers on the Train, and I Arrive in Riom
Chapter 11Family Reunion, Colored Water, and Eggs on the Cross

PART III: THE MOVE TO VOLVIC AND THE BEGINNING OF LIFE IN THE RESISTANCE

Chapter 12Life Begins in Volvic
Chapter 13The Eyes of the Bull
Chapter 14“Do You Know How to Steal?”
Chapter 15“I Am Jewish”
Chapter 16Emory Powder and 1,001 Nights
Chapter 17Vials of Diseases

PART IV: FROM MAQUIS TO AMERICA

Chapter 18The Maquis
Chapter 19Like Blood out of the Aorta of a Pig
Chapter 20Return to Brussels
Chapter 21Never Be Afraid

EPILOGUE (1996)

APPENDIX, by Dr. Philip Rosen

FINAL WORD TO READERS

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