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Scenes from the City of Light: Moments from History Both Musical & Sobering

Posted By: Gail Eichenthal · 3/22/2013 9:20:00 AM

Gail is traveling through France with a KUSC tour group and today they've reached Paris, the City of Light. Click here to see images from their stop in the village of Roussilon in the Luberon. And click here for more on their visit to the St. Remy-de-Provence sanitarium where van Gogh was a patient from 1889-1890.

 

 

 

Five generations of Couperin organists played on this instrument in a beautiful church in the Marais district of Paris.

 


Mozart was only 7 when he and his sister joined their dad Leopold on a concert tour of Paris, but he is remembered at what is today a fancy  lawyer's office.

 

 

Well it took some 55 years, but tucked away in the Marais district today is a memorial to the Holocaust and this rather devastating plaque, which recounts the French "complicity" in the deportation of thousands of Jews during the Nazi occupation, including many, many children, as recounted by Louis Malle in the film, "Au revoir, les enfants." The final phrase on the bottom right translates to "never forget them."

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