Her Love for France’s First Jewish Prime Minister Made Her Follow Him to Buchenwald

Jeanne Levylier was smitten with Léon Blum when she was 16 and he was 43. She asked to be allowed to join her beloved in Buchenwald, marry him and be a partner in whatever fate awaited him – as seen in a new film.  More than once, when the journalist Dominique Torrès would recount the incredible story of her grandmother Jeanne “Janot” Blum – wife of the three-time French Prime Minister Léon Blum – she was asked: “How could they not make a movie about this?” Well, that movie is now being released. “Je ne rêve que de vous” (“I Only Dream of You”) is being shown at the Haifa International Film Festival next month. 

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