IN her new book Malou: French Resistance Fighter, local community member Michèle Huppert details her mother Ruth Kneppel’s involvement with the French Resistance during World War II under the alias ‘Malou’.
The memoir – being launched online by the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) later this month – examines Kneppel’s role in the liberation of France, while also exploring her humanitarian work caring for orphaned Jewish children in Paris in the ensuing years.
Born in France at the beginning of the war, Huppert remains proud of her role as a child decoy in her mother’s missions as a resistance fighter. In 1952, they emigrated to Australia and remained close until Kneppel passed away in 2007. More than a decade later, Huppert wrote Malou to share her mother’s story with the world.
The launch on Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm will feature a conversation between Huppert and the JHC’s Dr Anna Hirsh, as well as guest speaker Dr Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission.
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