French valour amid darkness
While it is true that French policemen rounded up and delivered Jews to the Germans so that the latter could transport them (via the French national railways — SNCF) to slave labour and death camps during the Second World War, it is also true that there were many brave French men and women who risked life, limb and torture at the hands of the Gestapo when they hid Jews.
My father and nine other close family members were rounded up in Château-Gontier, France, in 1942 and sent to Auschwitz. None survived. Yet my mother, my two sisters and I were saved by a remarkable extended French family that took unimaginable risks to place us in separate safe locales for the duration of the war. Many people were involved in our rescue, and there were many other cases of unfathomable bravery in France during those dark days.