Religion: The Finely Affair

On the night of St. Valentine's Day, 1944, Gestapo agents marched into the village of La Tronche, near Grenoble, France, and arrested two Jewish refugees from Austria, Dr. Fritz Finaly and his wife Annie. The Finalys were never seen again. They left two children behind them, Robert, 3, and Gerald, 2.

Last week the Finaly children, now lively, well-mannered schoolboys, had become objects of debate in the French Assembly, and their pictures were on Page One of most French newspapers. Because of them, for one reason or another, 17 Frenchmen were in jail or...

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