This is the true story of Alice and Emile Pothron who sailed from New York in June 1938 for a short vacation to France.
It was to become the vacation from hell..
A stunning, gritty memoir of a woman whose love for her child, Evelyne, gave her the strength to survive and, eventually, escape.
Please bear with us, the website is in the process of being built. Please enjoy what there is so far. Thank you.
This website was set up after the book was written. It was established because many readers wanted to know what happened afterwards to Alice, Emile and Evelyne Pothron. As any good writer knows, that is a sign that the book has touched hearts and minds. How often after reading a good book don't we want it to continue, to take us through the vicissitudes and triumphs of the heroes. But a good book always stops, not when the story is over but just before. The Lives of Alice Pothron stopped at the right moment and in the right place. this website continues the story ...