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Ordinary workers, Vichy and the Holocaust : French railwaymen and the Second World War

Title
Ordinary workers, Vichy and the Holocaust : French railwaymen and the Second World War / Ludivine Broch University of Westminster.
Author
Broch, Ludivine M. E. (Ludivine Marie Elisabeth), 1983-
Publication
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2016]
  • ©2016

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Description
xviii, 280 pages : illustrations, maps; 24 cm
Series Statement
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
Uniform Title
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Cheminots -- 2. Vichy -- 3. Bahnofs -- 4. Theft -- 5. Protest -- 6. Sabotage -- 7. Shoah -- 8. Liberation -- Epilogue: memory.
Call Number
JFE 16-12623
ISBN
  • 9781107039568 (hardback)
  • 1107039568 (hardback)
LCCN
2015040827
OCLC
922694610
Author
Broch, Ludivine M. E. (Ludivine Marie Elisabeth), 1983- author.
Title
Ordinary workers, Vichy and the Holocaust : French railwaymen and the Second World War / Ludivine Broch University of Westminster.
Publisher
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2016]
Copyright Date
©2016
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Summary
"Should French railwaymen during the Second World War be viewed as great resisters or collaborators in genocide? Ludivine Broch revisits histories of resistance, collaboration and deportation in Vichy France through the prism of the French railwaymen - the cheminots. De-sanctifying the idea of railwaymen as heroic saboteurs, Broch reveals the daily life of these workers who accommodated with the Vichy regime, cohabitated with the Germans and stole from their employer. Moreover, by intertwining the history of the working classes with Holocaust history, she highlights unexpected histories under Vichy and sensitive memories of the post-war period. Ultimately, this book bursts the myths of cheminot resistance and collaboration in the Holocaust, and reveals that there is more to their story than this. The cheminots fed both the French nation and the German military apparatus, exemplifying the complexities of personal, professional and political life under occupation"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Note
AUTH: UNIV. OF WESTMINSTER. REVISED DISSERTATION ON ROLE OF FRENCH RAILWAYMEN IN DEPORTATIONS.
Chronological Term
1939-1945
Research Call Number
JFE 16-12623
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