"Keeping Our Sanity"

August 1940: Humbert meets with Jean Cassou, director of the Musée de l’Homme: “Suddenly I blurt out why I have come to see him, telling him that I feel I will go mad, literally, if I don’t do something, if I don’t react somehow. Cassou confides that he feels the same, that he shares my fears. The only remedy is for us to act together, to form a group of ten like-minded comrades, no more. To meet on agreed days to exchange news, to write and distribute pamphlets and tracts, and to share summaries of French radio broadcasts from London. I don’t harbor many illusions about the practical effects of our actions, but simply keeping our sanity will be a success of a kind.”