Carmen Callil

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Carmen Callil is Australian and came to the UK in 1960. She is the founder of Virago Press.

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Saturday, 4 March 2006

In the 1960s Carmen Callil visited the psychiatrist Anne Darquier and they forged a close bond, tragically broken when Anne committed suicide. Years later, Carmen discovered that Anne’s father was Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, a Nazi collaborator and a con man who had abandoned his daughter at birth. She told their story in Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland. Carmen Callil spoke to  leading historian of France, Julian Jackson, about the man who sent over seventy thousand French Jews to die in Auschwitz and was never brought to justice.

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