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The French Resistance: A History

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall


The French Resistance remains a legend in France today, but its history differs from the myth. Olivier Wieviorka discusses the internal divisions within the Resistance, assesses its efficacy , and examines why the Resistance did not become a more widespread phenomenon in occupied France. Olivier Wieviorka's new Histoire de la résistance: 1940-1944 will be published by Perrin in January 2013. Wieviorka is a historian and Professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan.