It has been more than fifty years now, but I can never forget the day:
February 2nd, l944. This is the University of Clermont-Ferrand. More
precisely, its Faculty of Science.
I kick the laboratory door and enter. Some students turn around
(sorry boys and girls but I overslept), others are absorbed in their
analysis, or pretend to be. They are studying medicine. Most of the
staff and students have fled here from the university of Strasbourg,