#Human: A Story from Bergen-Belsen

Born in 1933, Francine Christophe was deported with her mother at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Released the following year, she continues to share her experience.

Comments (9)

(5) Miriamwcohen, October 11, 2015 7:32 PM

Amazing story

Of course we need to repeat the stories of the survivors. It will give us the strength of character to continue to live good and productive lives and to combat the evil around us. We face another kind of holocaust today, and it is affecting all the world, the rise of extreme Islam, which targets the Jews of course, and everyone else who does not agree.

Anonymous, October 12, 2015 12:30 AM

We do need The Holocaust story retelling!

I am with you here Ms. Miriam W. Cohen and not simply because I cooment on a Jewish tragedy as a non-Jew, but because we should all seek to comprehend the incomprehensible! When it comes to the systematic nature of what happened to 6,000,000 People because of their antecedence, we should look more closely at the moral ambiguity we have had installed.

(4) karen, October 11, 2015 12:29 AM

French survivors

Francine Christophe's story was one if the most uplifting Holocaust stories I have ever seen . What a beautiful story T hank you

Anonymous, October 12, 2015 12:26 AM

6,000,000 Missing Stories

That is the tragedy too, that while we can learn from Francine, we will never be gifted with what 6,000,000 Jews of The Holocaust might have taught us!

(3) Neicee, October 10, 2015 7:00 PM


What a lovely person and her story will stay with me always. I think something is in my eye, it just shed a few tears.

Anonymous, October 12, 2015 12:25 AM

Tears shed are a compassionate concern.

We cannot begin to imagine the depths of despair of those like Francine Christophe, Jews, who were abandoned by us and made aware of that abandonment. Intolerance was added to with indifference and 6,000,000 Jews of Europe, Men, Women and Their Children were Slain!

(2) Anonymous, October 8, 2015 12:21 PM

Correction suggested

To the editor:
It appears the subtitle has a translational error as Francine refers to the baby as a girl and in the translation "he" is used.
I thought this might be useful information and in no way does it change the beauty of this story. Thank you for sharing this with us.

(1) Bobby5000, October 7, 2015 8:12 PM

tragedy today

We should not spend time discussing what happened in the past (which cannot be changed) when there are people today dying and tremendous challenges facing them- a real Voyage of the Dammed. What Jews should do can be legitimately discussed but it should be the topic for discussion- how do we prevent something approaching another holocaust today while it is happening.

Patrick Dempsey, October 12, 2015 12:21 AM

Learning the lessons of The Holocaust

By Teaching, by studying, by learning of The Holocaust, that is how we will combat bigotry and learn tolerance as a way forward. We cannot stick our heads in the sand and pretend things will go away! Wrong on every level. Robert 5000


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