Liberation Literature Lecture Series 2018

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

Anne Sebba

1 November 2018, 18.00 – 19.30

The Auditorium, Robinson College

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? In the early 21st century, we now must have a more nuanced view of how the women of Paris, in particular, responded to the Nazi Occupation, and to look at the reasons why so many of them have refused to talk about their experiences. Now, as those who are still alive approach their 90s, 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.

Clare Hall will host a small book exhibition at this event, organised with the generous support of the University Library.

This event is sponsored by Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey and convened by Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes.

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