“This sober and restrained work . . . carries conviction by dint of its measured tone and its depth of archival research. It provides a welcome corrective . . . ” —New York Times Book Review
“This book will become the definitive history of the Jewish experience in France during the Holocaust.” —Paula Hyman, Jewish Theological Seminary
“ . . . Richard Cohen has written the definitive book about the UGIF and filled an important gap in the historiography of French Jewry.” —Patterns of Prejudice
“ . . . judiciously balanced . . . a laudable effort, at once thoughtful and thought-provoking.” —Dimensions
“Richard I. Cohen’s important contribution to the study of French Jewry during the Vichy years provides a necessary corrective to less scholarly earlier writings on the topic. Meticulously researched and objectively argued . . . ” —American Historical Review
By investigating the real-life dilemmas of French Jewish leadership, Cohen offers an important corrective to simplistic, judgmental interpretations of Jews under Vichy.