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Martyred village : commemorating the 1944 massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane

Author: Sarah Bennett Farmer
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2000, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A full-scale study of the destruction of Oradour and its remembrance over the half century since the war. Farmer investigates the prominence of the massacre in French understanding of the national experience under German domination.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Bennett Farmer
ISBN: 0520224833 9780520224834
OCLC Number: 45801660
Description: xvii, 300 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Oradour, arrêt sur mémoire.
Responsibility: Sarah Farmer.

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This work looks at the massacre at the village of Oradour in 1944, and how the French State has preserved the entire ruins of the village, which is now a tourist destination. Through interviews and  Read more...

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"Sarah Farmer has written an engrossing account of one town's place in France's national memory that illuminates the bitter post-war debates over justice and collaboration."--"The Economist

 
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