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Deposition, 1940-1944 : a secret diary of life in Vichy France

Author: Léon Werth; David Ball
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historians agree: the diary of Léon Werth (1878-1955) is one of the most precious--and readable--pieces of testimony ever written about life in France under Nazi occupation and the Vichy regime. Werth was a free-spirited and unclassifiable writer. He is the author of eleven novels, art and dance criticism, acerbic political reporting, and memorable personal essays. He was Jewish, and left Paris in June 1940 to hide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Diaries
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, French
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Werth, Léon, 1878-1955 author.
Deposition, 1940-1944.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017048650
Named Person: Léon Werth; Léon Werth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Léon Werth; David Ball
ISBN: 9780190499549 0190499540
OCLC Number: 1004262360
Description: xxxix, 325 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsTranslator's IntroductionJean-Pierre Azema's IntroductionLucien Febvre's IntroductionPreface19401941194219431944Appendix
Other Titles: Déposition.
Responsibility: Léon Werth ; edited and translated by David Ball.

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This diary is one of the most precious-and readable-pieces of testimony about life in Vichy France under Nazi occupation. Werth was a Jewish writer who left Paris in June 1940 and hid out in a small  Read more...

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