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Upper Hutt Leader : June 15th 2011
14 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 15, 2011 NEWS J_5432_ Karen Rhind, Manager. Telephone (04) 567 8766 Mobile 021 577 133 email@example.com "Where else could you get such great view , beautiful gardens and receive uperb care. My mother receives so much love and respect, I couldn't ask for more." Wesleyhaven. 249 Rata Street, Naenae. www.wesleyca.org.nz _AB Wesleyhaven. We invite your enquiry; Tl h (04) 567 8766 T Wlh 3092453AS My Day Spa My Day Spa PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE www.mydayspa.co.nz "all about you" 5 Brentwood Street, Ph 528 6027 for an appointment. Specialising in ... Face and Body Treatments for Women & Men Facial Massage Body Wrap and Body Scrub Waxing Manicures and Pedicure Eyelash and eyebrow Tinting Girls Bubbly Day Out (Package) ~ GIFT VOUCHERS ~ OPEN LATE NIGHTS LOOKING FOR A CHEAPER OPTION FOR YOUR RUBBISH? 140L Wheelibin for an annual cost paid in full still only $200 Monthly direct debit of $20 which works out to $4.62 per week 240L Wheelibin for a Monthly direct debit of $26.50 which works out to $6.12 per week STILL SERVICING THE VALLEY AFTER OVER 20 YEARS AND STILL OFFERING THE MOST RELIABLE SERVICE AND COMPETITIVE PRICES Ph: 0800 Wheelie Order online www.wheelibin.co.nz 3623965AB 0800 023 456 www.PORSE.co.nz Common childhood illnesses reduce significantly when cared for by one person and a small group of friends. Choose your own PORSE Nanny or Home Educator to give your child the best start in life. WINZ, Multi-Birth and 20 Hours ECE subsidies apply. Call us today to discuss your childcare options. Snuggle up warm in a PORSE home this winter! 3802649AA French family's sacrifice for Kiwi pilot Family history: Peter Glensor, left, his cousin Tricia Glensor and Keren Chiaroni, author of The Last of the Human Freedoms.Ms Glensor's father was among the New Zealand airmen whose stories are told in Chiaroni's book. Photo: JIM CHIPP By JIM CHIPP The last human freedom is the right to choose your own response to the circumstances in which you find yourself. In the case of many French famil- ies in World War II that meant choosing between collaboration or putting themselves in grave jeopardy by aiding downed Allied airmen. Wellington author Keren Chiaroni said some paid an awful price for their choice. Her book The Last of the Human Freedoms was launched at Unity Books, with many descendants and family of surviving fliers attending. The Patris family of Laines-aux- Bois took in New Zealander John Sanderson in 1944. They fed and sheltered him, and sought treatment for his injuries. But the doctor they called chose differently and turned them in to the Gestapo. They were arrested and Emil Patris died en route to Dachau con- centration camp. His wife Yvette was eventually released. Chiaroni said her interest was piqued when the Patris daughter visited her family in Wellington. She had come to meet Chiaroni s partner and his son Oliver, Sander- son s son and grandson. It started with meeting the French family who saved John Sanderson during the war, she said. They had travelled to New Zealand to meet the family of the airman their parents had tried to help. The woman s father had died a very terrible death, said Chiaroni. I found I wanted to record some- thing of this story for Oliver. Chiaroni, who teaches French at Victoria University, travelled to France to learn more of Sanderson s story. Once there, she found more stories of airman who were assisted in occu- pied France. When I went to France, because I can speak French, this story widened out. She learned from papers of a widow who had died due tothe doctor s treachery. Here was this long testimony of what happened, naming the doctor, she said. Ms Chiaroni also learned of other New Zealand airmen, including Ray- mond Glensor. Glensor s daughter, Tricia Glensor of Wellington, was at the launch, and so was his nephew, Peter Glensor, a former Upper Hutt resident now liv- ing in Korokoro. Glensor had been assisted by local families. He was given false papers and helped to escape from occupied France by the same resistance net- work that helped another Wellingtonian, Nancy Wake. It was just a very rich and inter- esting story, said Chiaroni. One of the discoveries I made was that you can t learn history from a distance. The main thing for me has been the discovery that history is hugely exciting. And the sacrifices of the past impact very heavily on the present, not always of generals, but of ordi- nary individuals. Theirs [sacrifices] are often the most inspiring. French ambassador Michel Legras launched the book. The Last Of The Human Freedoms, by Keren M Chiaroni, $39.99, published by HarperCollins.
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