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Getty Tatiana de Rosnay and actress Charlotte Poutrel

Tatiana de Rosnay was an established journalist and author of several French novels when she decided, 10 years ago, to write a book in English about the 1942 Vélodrome d’Hiver roundup, in which the French police arrested 10,000 Parisian Jews, including 4,000 children, and detained them for days under horrifying conditions before deporting them to Auschwitz. After struggling for three years to get the book published,  “Sarah’s Key” went on to sell 5 million copies in 38 countries. »


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