What Happened to the 991 Jews in Lens? A Mircrohistorical Approach to the Holocaust
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6-7:30 p.m.
East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
Campus entrance at Broadway and 116th street
Claire Zalc in conversation with Robert O. Paxton.
Historian Claire Zalc discusses her microhistory of the 991 Jews living in Lens, France, during World War II, and explores what microhistorical approaches can bring to our understanding of the Holocaust.
Claire Zalc is a CNRS Research Fellow at the Institut d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (École Normale Supérieure). Her books include Melting Shops. Une histoire des commerçants étrangers en France (2010) and Face à la persécution: 991 Juifs dans la guerre (2010).
Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and his books include Vichy France (1972), Vichy France and the Jews (with Michael Marrus, 1981) and Anatomy of Fascism (2004).
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