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Freya (Alice) Lang Rosen recalls experiences while hiding in France

When Freya was 6 years old, the Germans deported her family to the Gurs camp in France and then to Rivesaltes. The French Red Cross took Freya out of the camp and hid her from the Germans by placing her in a children's home, in a convent, and then with various Catholic families. After liberation, she was sent to a children's home near Paris where a rabbi was gathering Jewish children from all over France. Her father traced her and in 1946 they were reunited in Germany.



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