When the Nazis occupied France in June 1940, Parisian women faced a perilous and uncertain future. Over the next four years, a bewildering number of new laws restricted their freedoms and turned their pre-war lives inside out, forcing them to make decisions unimaginable before the war. Some chose to write secret journals, to work for the resistance, to collaborate, or to simply find a way to survive. After the Liberation, a few became celebrated heroines or infamous villains, while the remarkable exploits of many more were quickly forgotten. In surveying a variety of fascinating women’s stories, this talk will explore the profound changes they witnessed and the lasting legacy of their actions.
About the Instructor: Nigel Perrin is a researcher with the University of Kent, with a long-standing interest in occupation and resistance. He is an authority on the work of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in France, and the author of Spirit of Resistance, a biography of SOE agent Harry Peulevé.
Photo credit: Public Domain
You must be a member and logged in before you can register for courses that are only for members and their guests. Join today or log in above.
Our online payment system is fast and secure. We also accept payment by telephone and mail.
10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris, France
01 45 66 75 50 | 01 45 66 75 67 | email@example.com
Association régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901
N° Siret 380 703 595 00039