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Liberation Literature Lecture Series

Parisian Women and the Nazi Occupation: Uncovering their lives and their relationships 

Why have the images of French women, shaven headed, punished for alleged collaboration, dominated notions of how French women responded to the German Occupation for the last 60 or so years? Surely it is time in the 21st century to have a more nuanced view of how the women of Paris in particular responded to the Nazi Occupation and to look at the various reasons why so many of them have not wanted to talk about how they responded. Now, as those who are still alive approach their 90s, often prodded by grandchildren, Anne Sebba has been able to uncover a variety of stories about a range of Parisian women using what Le Figaro has described as ‘La Methode Sebba’.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception, and accompanied by an exhibition of books on the subject drawn from the Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection 1944-1946. 

Free event, booking essential: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Event speaker: 
Anne Sebba, historian, author and journalist
The Auditorium, Robinson College
Thursday, 1 November, 2018
Booking required