That day, season 2, episode 2: Viviane rediscovered her family history

Autumn 1940. The Germans occupy Paris. For months, the Nazi dignitaries present on French soil have seized all the works they can, and dispossessed hundreds of families, mostly of Jewish origin. They thus build up a booty of several tens of thousands of works and store them at the Jeu de Paume museum, near the Place de la Concorde.

Among these works, a charcoal drawing signed by Edgar Degas. It is a phone call, made to the daughter of his late owner, that will bring him out of oblivion. Viviane Dreyfus had never imagined receiving this phone call one day. And yet, by exhuming this charcoal drawing, the whole story of his family will come to light. A story so far marked with the seal of silence. A phone call that will change his life, and that of his family.

Ce jour-là is a podcast directed and produced by Caroline Langlois for Psychologies.


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