Here is the wonderful and hitherto little-known story of how many Corsicans risked their lives to save most of the thousands of Jews who fled there from Nazi-occupied mainland France in order to escape deportation and death. Many Corsicans don’t like the French and there have been attacks against French property by nationalist groups protected by Corsica’s “Omertà” tradition, the ‘Code of Silence’ imposed on some Mediterranean islands. Omertà was used to protect Jews from being caught by the Nazis. Mainland France under Pétain organized a census of its Jewish population used as part of the hunt for Jews being sent to death camps. When the fate of their fellow Jews became known in France, many went to Corsica, where there had been a small but welcome Jewish community for many years. And over three-quarters of them survived.