Thu, Jul 07|
CLE Lecture Hall
Resistance, Collaboration, and Ambiguity in Occupied France (1940-1944)
Time & Location
Jul 07, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
For Years French People took pride in the resistance to the Nazis demonstrated by many (supposedly most) of their courageous fellow citizens. After revelations of widespread collaboration in 1960s and 70s, however, there has been a great reevaluation of the behavior of the French people during war. How many resisted? How many collaborated? and can there be a middle ground in these circumstances? This lecture will introduce participants to resisters, collaborators, and others, and take look at daily life in occupied France to better understand who was who, and why it matters to France today. This era was the subject of The French Village, a highly acclaimed, powerful, French produced and directed study of German occupied France during World War II.
Location: CLE Lecture Hall
Presenter: Max Owre is the Executive Director of Carolina Public Humanities. A graduate of the University of Vermont, he obtained his PhD in modern European history from UNC-CH in 2008. max is a lecturer in the History Department, teaching courses in European, world and colonial history since 2007. Max is a principal organizer, and frequent host and moderator of CPH Events. he also lectures frequently for CPH on various topics in French and European history.