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THE EARTHLY PARADISE

the age of sixteen, entered the mill owned by his mother's brothers, the Uncles Fraenckel, at Bischwiller. This prosperous and well-managed woollen mill employed at that time four hundred workmen. The defeat of 1871 created a difficult situation for my family as for so many others in Alsace. They had to make a choice. My great uncles and my father of course chose France. A short exploration convinced them that Elbeuf, a small industrial town near Rouen, was the closest French equivalent to Bischwilter in character and in products; they determined to move their mills there. It was an adventurous undertaking. My father, though still quite young, remained behind for a year in the Alsatian mill to complete its liquidation and at that tine gave evidence of his great capacity for work and management. He arranged, despite immense difficulties, for the departure and journey of the four hundred workmen. Then he too came to live in Normandy. But nothing ever consoled him for having had to leave Alsace. Our house was full of engravings showing the cathedral of Strasbourg, storks nesting on gabled roofs, and girls with straw-coloured hair tied with immense black ribbons. Every year the Alsatians in Elbeuf gathered for a big celebration at which they would sing their native songs and dance Alsatian dances. At such times I would see tears in my parents' eyes.
On Christmas eve we would always go to the Protestant church - whose pastor, Monsieur Roerich, was an Alsatian - to join in a Christmas tree party. The little white, red and blue candles, the tinsel, the gilded walnuts, the imitation snow thrilled me. Everyone there would sing: `Oh beautiful pine tree, king of the forest,' and on the way home my father would describe the pine forests of Alsace in their mantles of snow. It was at one of these Christmas parties, when I was five or six years old, that I learned from another child, who was beside me in the church, that my parents were Jews and that this was an astonishing fact.
For a long time I had recited every evening, before going to sleep, a prayer that began with unfamiliar and incomprehensible words and ended: `God bless papa, mamma, my grandmother at Elbeuf, my grandmother in Paris, my little sisters, iny aunts, my cousins, my friends, Marie and Emily (these were the cook and the chambermaid) and everyone I love ...' I thought the other children prayed in the same way. For a year my mother had given me Bible lessons, but I had never dreamed that there could be any connection between me, a little French boy born in

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