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Anonymous message put on the car windshield of the nurse Camille Ruiz, Valence, France, end of March 2020

Even as heroes or saints, medical workers were also subjects of fear and distrust. In several European countries, the media reported acts of discrimination or aggression perpetrated towards medical staff, for example by neighbours fearing they would be infected. Fortunately, those acts were often counterbalanced by testimonies of support and solidarity.

Donated to the House of European History, Brussels.