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A French prisoner struggles to survive in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. “Vichy” is a first-hand account of Jean-Marie Daubert, an assistant deputy of finance of the French Ministry of Finance, who was captured by the Nazis in 1942, convicted of treason for his collaboration with the Free French Resistance, and imprisoned in Gurs, France. Daubert was transferred by cattle car in January 1943 to Gross-Rosen concentration camp in Lower Silesia (now Poland).

“Vichy” is a sobering story of love and loss told through letters from Daubert to his beloved wife Corinne and son Jean-Luc. It’s a story of survival and resolve. “Vichy” is one of 15 stories in Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories, a collection of short stories written over three decades with themes ranging from adventure, fantasy, mystery, spirituality, mythology, to love and war.


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  1. January 2, 2012    

    The corporate structure is amoral, predatory and cannibalistic. These accounts illustrate that point. The history of internment camps is rife with examples of uncertain alliances and loyalties. There are no human priorities in Corporatism.

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      January 2, 2012    

      Hi, thanks for your comment and for following my blog. I appreciate it. Happy New Year!

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