After the Deportation: Memory Battles in Postwar France

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Philip G. Nord (Professor of History, Princeton University)
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The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Philip G. Nord will engage in conversation with Carolyn Dean and Maurice Samuels about his new book, After the Deportation: Memory Battles in Postwar France.
An estimated 160,000 people, a mix of résistants and Jews, were deported from France to concentration camps in Central and Eastern Europe during the Second World War. In the decades following the Liberation, the French argued over how to remember the deportees, generating competing narratives about the Deportation experience–Communist, Gaullist, Jewish, and Catholic. This talk will analyze these narratives and how they were given form in literature, art, film, and monuments.

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