Poetic Justice?

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French writer, Philippe Gautier once lived in the building behind the merry-go-round.  A handsome and conceited man, he believed that women were created for his pleasure.  They all found him irresistible, except Sophie.  Sophie sang at the pub he frequented.  Enchanted by her, he turned on the charm but she spurned him and had him thrown out when he got fresh.

Enraged, he reported her to the Gestapo, claiming that she was hiding Jews.  Although there was no evidence of this, Sophie was arrested and was never seen again.  Gautier was later convicted and executed for collaborating with the Nazis.

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This story is fictional but it is based on real events surrounding the fate of the people who helped/hid the Jews and those who collaborated with the Nazis.

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.  Also used the October Writing Prompt courtesy of Putting My Feet in the Dirt.

Sources: Ushmm; The Vintage News

26 Replies to “Poetic Justice?”

      1. Honestly. You’d think by now they’d have read all the memos on NO is NO… And the hard-to-get women should be set straight on how they are making things difficult for women.

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