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In the southern French city of Toulouse, police are in a stand-off with a man suspected of carrying out a series of shootings. The suspect is described as a 24-year-old French citizen, of North African heritage. He is said to be an al-Qaida sympathizer.
Seventy years ago, in the middle of World War II, a couple of hundred miles north of Toulouse, Claude Lanzmann was a high school student — and an assimilated French Jew. Every day he faced the risk of arrest.
When Lanzmann was a teenager, both he and his father independently joined the Communist Resistance. He writes about that in his newly translated memoir, The Patagonian Hare.
Mourners follow the hearse carrying the coffins of one of the victims of the French school shooting.
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There's a development from the shocking attack yesterday on a Jewish school in southern France that killed three children and a rabbi, the father of two of the slain children. French interior minister Claude Gueant says the suspect was wearing an "apparatus" around his neck that could be used to take photographs and film video during the shootings.