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Sarah’s Key

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Sarah's Key, Tatiana de Rosnay, book reviewSarah’s Key tells the story of an event in Paris during the Second World War and how it changed the lives of many, both directly and indirectly involved at the time and for many decades later. It’s not a book I would expect to sell well in France because it quite literally opens the cupboard and rattles the skeletons that many would prefer to leave firmly locked away. It is a look at the shame of a nation summed up with the word ‘collaboration’.

Paris in July 1942 was a city under occupation. The Jewish population had already been marked with the yellow stars on their clothes which were the standard branding of the Nazi regime. In an apartment a family receive a feared but expected knock at the door and know that the time has come to leave.

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