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‘They Were Children’

Matt and I stopped by the Hotel de Ville today to see “They Were Children,” an exhibition about Jewish children of Paris who were rounded up under Nazi occupation. This image above is from a notebook one Jewish child kept during that time; “Flowers for my parents” is his caption. And look below at the photo of the child who kept the notebook shown below his image:

Children. The horror of this. The innocence and the horror.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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