Nazi Paris: The History of an Occupation, 1940-1944

Nazi Paris: The History of an Occupation, 1940-1944 by Allan Mitchell 1845457862 9781845457860
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Basing his extensive research into hitherto unexploited archival documentation on both sides of the Rhine, Allan Mitchell has uncovered the inner workings of the German military regime from the Wehrmachts triumphal entry into Paris in June 1940 to its ignominious withdrawal in August 1944. Although mindful of the French experience and the fundamental issue of collaboration, the author concentrates on the complex problems of occupying a foreign territory after a surprisingly swift conquest. By exploring in detail such topics as the regulation of public comportment, economic policy, forced labor, culture and propaganda, police activity, persecution and deportation of Jews, assassinations, executions, and torture, this study supersedes earlier attempts to investigate the German domination and exploitation of wartime France. In doing so, these findings provide an invaluable complement to the work of scholars who have viewed those dark years exclusively or mainly from the French perspective.

Author: Allan Mitchell

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 264

Publisher: Berghahn Books

Publication Date: 2010-04-01


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