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Lacaune Jewish Friendship

The Association wishes to maintain and develop relations between the survivors and families of the Jews forcibly relocated in Lacaune during the Second World War and the town’s population, and to ensure that the duty of memory for that period is carried out by supporting pertinent research and its dissemination.


La Protestation - 23 août 1942; Mgr Saliège face à Vichy
Le dernier ouvrage d Yves Belaubre est paru

Résister, voix protestantes, de Patrick Cabanel
Prédications de résistance

Histoire régionale de la Shoah en France
La Dépêche du Midi Publié le 28/03/2012

Histoire des Justes en France
Interview de Patrick Cabanel

Histoire des Justes en France
Patrick Cabanel Paris : Armand Colin 2012

Nogaro. Petits réfugiés juifs : expo et rencontres
La Dépêche du Midi Publié le 08/03/2012

Mémoires Welgériennes
La drôle de guerre de Rodolphe Welger

Claire Daudin : Moissac et sa mémoire juive
Acte Sud, « Le souffle de l’esprit »

DVDrom pédagogique « Camps d’internement du Midi de la France : entre histoire et mémoire (1939-1944) »
Proposé par l Association - Mémoires : les Juifs dans la Résistance

The 473 Jews deported from the Lot-et-Garonne
La Dépêche du Midi, published April 9, 2010

"Chère Mademoiselle..." — Alice Ferrières and the hidden children of Murat, 1941 - 1944.
The everyday and exemplary road taken by Alice Ferrières (1909-1988), Righteous among nations, by Patrick Cabanel.

Paul Giniewski, A Story of Jewish Resistance.
Grenoble 1943-1945, Paris : Cheminements, 2009

Anti-masonism, Freemasons and Resistance in the Toulouse region of southern France
The small publishing house of Cholet has just brought out a fascinating work by a group of historians focusing on three issues of the period: the persecution of the Freemasons by the Vichy régime in the Toulouse region of southern France, freemasons in the region involved in the Resistance and the reconstruction of their lodges after the war.

The Noé internment camp, 1941-1947 Eric Malo
A study of the Noé internment camp, near Toulouse, opened on February 7, 1941. The people detained there were mainly elderly couples and the disabled. With the Second World War roundups, they were joined by tuberculosis sufferers, Spanish refugees and Jews. The camp became a tool in the policy of collaboration with nazi Germany.

Automatically confined... The notebooks of Abraham Zoltobroda
In a historical paradox, French psychiatric hospitals —deathtraps under the Vichy regime— also gave shelter to victims of Nazi persecution. Abraham Zoltobroda was one such man. Arrested and interned in the Beaune-la-Rolande camp, this Polish Jew who sought refuge in France recounts, in children’s copy books, his unrelenting struggle for many long months to remain « in the madhouse » in Fleury-les-Aubrais.

Camps in France, Kuhn Gerhard, a deportee’s story. Guillaume Ribot.
This book analyses and offers scientific and rigorous insight into the workings of the internment system implemented in France in the period previously described. A part of this repressive system, up until now little explored, is closely examined through the story of one man: Gerhard Kuhn. This German Jew, expelled from Germany in 1940, survived 5 years of internment and deportation —two of which were on French soil— in different camps of the Vichy government: Gurs, Rivesaltes, the Group of foreign workers of Saint-Privat (133rd GTE), Fort Barraux, Vénissieux, Drancy. In the end, he was deported to Auschwitz, then Kaufering, then to Dachau where he was a kommando...

Propaganda and persecutions, the Resistance and the “Jewish problem” – Renée Pozynanski, Fayard, 2008.
Words spoken —and unspoken— in Resistance propaganda lead to the innermost workings of the collective imagination of Occupied France. In the war of words between the Free French—BBC programmes backed up by the underground press— and the official voice of Vichy, the stakes were winning over public opinion which had originally fervently supported Pétain. This book brings to light the discourse of the Resistance on the subject of persecution and deportation of the Jews.

Paul Aron and José Gotovitch, Dictionary of the Second World War in Belgium
In two hundred thematic articles, this Dictionary of the Second World War in Belgium offers wide coverage of the social context in Belgium during the Second World War. Order form

Final programme of the fourth Lacaune colloquium
How to pass on the message of the Shoah in the family circle, at school, in the community? Precolloquium October 5, 2007; Colloquium October 6-7, 2007; Postcolloquium October 8, 2007

“Actualité Juive” – 948 – 21 – 09 – 2006
Review of the Proceedings of the third Lacaune colloquium

CD “Les chemins de la mémoire” (The paths of memory) – Contents
Personal accounts and testimonies from Guy de Rouville, Renée Mège, Marceau Esclassan, Angelitta Bettini, Robert Veliounsky, Robert Trébosc and Arthur Rébulida, Jacques Fijalkow and Sandra Marc

Oral account: Sandra Marc and Jacques Fijalkow on Radio R’ d’Autan
Excerpt of a documentary CD produced by Radio R’ d’Autan, produced by Thierry Tchukriel. Offered with the Revue du Tarn n° 201 (mp3 audio file, 37Mo, requiring only a few minutes downloading with a rapid internet connection. To hear it on a PC, record file with a right click on the link, then “record the target under”)

The Shoah: The Necessary Memory – Milan Press
Special edition of the weekly news magazine “Les Clés de l’actualité” on sale to the general public. This work primarily addresses lower and upper secondary school students and their teachers involved in passing on this knowledge of history.

The Shoah, a special edition of the news magazine “Les Clés de l’actualité”
An initiative of Patrick Cabanel and Jacques Fijalkow, this volume must be ordered from Milan Press.

The Memorial of Lacaune
Photos of the Memorial to the Deportation of the Jews of Lacaune

Proceedings of the first Lacaune colloquium (2001)
This volume highlights the specificity of the French department (the Tarn), a microcosm reflecting what transpired in the country as a whole

Proceedings of the second Lacaune colloquium (2003)
If women were numerous in the Resistance as soldiers, intelligence agents, spotters or transporters of arms, many others played a role in saving endangered persons, particularly Jewish women and children

Press review
Press review covering the third colloquium

Another way of explaining the Shoah
Article from the Dépêche du Midi, July 1st, 2006

Bulletin of the Association
Bulletin of the Association (December, 2005)

Programme 2005
Complete programme for the third colloquium (2005)

Official statutes of the “Association des amitiés judéo-lacaunaises”

Bulletin of the Association (June 15, 2005)
Bulletin of the Association (June 15, 2005)

Presentation and programme of the second Lacaune colloquium
"Women facing the trials of the 1940s. Jews and non-Jews, Resistance and mutual aid”. Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, 2003