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20 April 2007

Quaker involvement brought to life - preview

David and Barbara Forbes report on a Parisian study weekend on Quaker history

Jeanne-Henriette Louis, the well-known French historian and Quaker, is co-founder with André Jacquesson and Pierre Lory of the study weekend held at the Quaker International Centre, Paris

  • During the weekend, Anne Boitel shared the findings of her doctorate on the Rivesaltes Camp near Perpignan from 1938 to 1942
  • That Quakers based at Villa Christophe played a role in aid work around this camp was clear, their best-known work being helping inmates to emigrate, an option much preferable to the harsh camp conditions
  • This often meant, though, that parents were forced to separate from their children
  • We focused, however, on how this rescue work fitted into a broader context of aid work by the CIMADE, YMCA, the Red Cross and other aid agencies

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