Thu, Jul 07

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CLE Lecture Hall

Resistance, Collaboration, and Ambiguity in Occupied France (1940-1944)

Time & Location

Jul 07, 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.

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