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The charming Hotel Lutetia, Paris, was once a hospital for returning WWII concentration camp deportees.

Hotel Lutetia has been in the news a lot recently, since they are doing a complete renovation, auctioning most of the historic hotel’s original furnishings, including the lobby’s massive front desk and Art Deco furniture. It took me back to the week I stayed there last year, when I commuted out to Nanterre, in the … More The charming Hotel Lutetia, Paris, was once a hospital for returning WWII concentration camp deportees.

A wonderful museum

After spending time at The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., doing research in Caroline Ferriday’s archives for Lilac Girls and touring that vast, fascinating museum I thought I’d seen it all, until I visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage down in Manhattan’s financial district. Created as a living memorial, it is designed in … More A wonderful museum