None of them survived the camps. Kaiser, though an American, is privy to the emotional life of this proud, taciturn family because his uncle Henry Kaiser, a U. Later, he passed the tales on to his nephew. The film starred Christiane, Jacqueline and their brother Andre, and its plot was exhilarating. They were consumed by regret, if not exactly for their Resistance work—which they considered their duty—then for failing somehow to take precautions that might have fended off the inevitable.
Why did my life have to be spared, when I was offering it so willingly, even cheerfully?
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And why did those three who wanted to live, and who loved life so passionately—why were their lives taken from them in the vilest, most brutal way imaginable? Having first learned their story in far brighter tints, the young Kaiser was forced to notice these darker shades. Her life proved that you could do the right thing, the most difficult thing, if you were determined to do it.
Jacqueline married a fellow resistance fighter; Christine married a man whose father had known her father in Buchenwald. Remember that they died for the liberty and the liberation of France.
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Christiane, it seems, saw her moral choices with clarity, despite the weight of the emotions that led to her years of silence. His children told Kaiser of a difficult, intermittently irascible father, perhaps still pursued by demons. Jacqueline, too, passed away without talking about her choices or telling her children in much detail about her contribution to the war. What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm-threatened time — What can anyone do?
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