Your evening longread: The nun who saved 83 Jewish children


It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday.

And now, every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

We’ll be keeping an eye on new longreads and digging back into the archives for some classics.

Saving 83 Jewish children

A true story about a brave nun in Toulouse who saved the lives of over 80 children during WWII.

(BBC, approx 11 mins reading time)

By the winter of 1942, Sister Denise Bergon was collecting Jewish children who had been hiding in the wooded valleys and gorges of the region around Capdenac, known as L’Aveyron. As round-ups of Jews intensified – carried out by German troops and, from 1943, by a fascist militia, the Milice – the number of Jewish children taking refuge in the convent would eventually swell to 83.

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