Le gardien de nos frères

French author and journalist Ariane Bois will present her fourth novel, Le gardien de nos frères (Belfond, 2016), and discuss its historical context with Department of History graduate student Alexandra Steinlight.

The novel illuminates a little-known episode, the experience of les dépisteurs, the trackers sent to find Jewish children hidden during World War II whose parents had not survived. At the end of the war, Simon, a resistance fighter from a well-to-do Parisian Jewish family, and Lena, the daughter of Polish shopkeepers from the ghetto of Warsaw, sign up as trackers. These two young heroes will meet countless difficulties. The story of a quest as well as a love story, the book has received several prizes, including the Prix Wizo.

ARIANE BOIS
Journalist, novelist; author of Le gardien de nos frères; Sans oublier; Le Monde d’Hannah

Respondent:
ALEXANDRA STEINLIGHT
Department of History, NYU

In French and English.











When: Thu., March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Where: La Maison Française NYU
16 Washington Mews
212-998-8750
Price: Free
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French author and journalist Ariane Bois will present her fourth novel, Le gardien de nos frères (Belfond, 2016), and discuss its historical context with Department of History graduate student Alexandra Steinlight.

The novel illuminates a little-known episode, the experience of les dépisteurs, the trackers sent to find Jewish children hidden during World War II whose parents had not survived. At the end of the war, Simon, a resistance fighter from a well-to-do Parisian Jewish family, and Lena, the daughter of Polish shopkeepers from the ghetto of Warsaw, sign up as trackers. These two young heroes will meet countless difficulties. The story of a quest as well as a love story, the book has received several prizes, including the Prix Wizo.

ARIANE BOIS
Journalist, novelist; author of Le gardien de nos frères; Sans oublier; Le Monde d’Hannah

Respondent:
ALEXANDRA STEINLIGHT
Department of History, NYU

In French and English.