Tag Archives: Paris

Nous sommes tristes- Notre-Dame Cathedral

Cathedral of Note Dame distance view April 1998

PARIS – We join the world in shared sadness! Yet, we are grateful for the times when we visited the Cathedral, during our visits to Paris. On April 15, the horrified people of the world watched on television, while heroic Parisian firefighters worked to save the magnificent Cathedral of Notre-Dame,, because the fire inside was quickly […]

Michael Klahr – French Holocaust history in Maine

Holocaust children's plaque in Paris

I learned about Maine’s historical connection to the tragedy of the Holocaust while visiting the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta and speaking with the Executive Director Shenna Bellows. Between 1941 and 1945, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, or about 6 million people, were systemically murdered during the Holocaust. During the […]