Update January 2007:
Betty has been in steady contact with Frida Wattenberg at the l’Association des Anciens de
During a series of very moving telephone conversations, Fanny gave Betty the family name of Nicolas, the man who brought Betty and Jacques from Lyon to Dullin—and whose family name, Kubler, Betty had never known. Nicolas Kubler was the man who first contacted M. Guicherd, asking him if he would take care of two children.
In May 2006, when Betty went to Paris for the opening of ‘The Righteous’ at le Memorial de
During the same trip, Betty had an incredibly moving reunion with Fanny Bernstein in Fanny’s apartment in
In June, Betty found an audiotape that David had made of her conversations with M. Guicherd in 1982, when David met the Guicherds for the first time. This meeting was so moving that Betty remembered almost nothing of the details of the conversations. The quality of the tape had been inexplicably poor, and although David had meant for some time to take it to a radio technician, he was always busy with another project.
Betty took it to a technician, who returned it in improved form as a CD. As she listened to it, she heard M. Guicherd say that Nicolas Kubler had died.
Meanwhile, Frida continued her intensive search for Nicolas Kubler, looking for clues of anything—conversations he might have had with people, etc. But nothing ever turned up, and this search is now closed.