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Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation, Anne Sebba

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Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation
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Les Parisiennes
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how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation
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Anne Sebba
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eng
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"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until--finally--renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs abandoned howling on the streets, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women more than men who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis--perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators to resisters, actresses and prostitutes to teachers and writers, Anne Sebba shows that women made life-and-death decisions every day, and often did whatever they needed to survive. Her fascinating cast of characters includes both native Parisian women and those living in Paris temporarily--American women and Nazi wives, spies, mothers, mistresses, and fashion and jewellery designers. Some women, like the heiress Bï¿1⁄2eatrice de Camondo or novelist Irï¿1⁄2ene Nï¿1⁄2emirovsky, converted to Catholicism; others like lesbian racing driver Violette Morris embraced the Nazi philosophy; only a handful, like Coco Chanel, retreated to the Ritz with a German lover. A young medical student, Anne Spoerry, gave lethal injections to camp inmates one minute but was also known to have saved the lives of Jews. But this is not just a book about wartime. In enthralling detail Sebba explores the aftershock of the Second World War and the choices demanded. How did the women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? Although politics lies at its heart, Les Parisiennes is a fascinating account of the lives of people of the city and, specifically, in this most feminine of cities, its women and young girls"--Publisher's website
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Title
Les Parisiennes
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Summary
Traces the experiences of women in Nazi-occupied Paris, detailing how, while men were fighting in the war or forced to work in German factories, women worked desperately to care for their families and survive while enduring daily contact with occupying forces
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10530306
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DLC
Dewey number
305.40944/361
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1620.P2
LC item number
S43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Anne Sebba
Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation, Anne Sebba
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Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation, Anne Sebba
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"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Les Parisiennes -- PART ONE: WAR -- 1939 : Paris on the Edge -- 1940 : Paris Abandoned -- 1941 : Paris Divided -- 1942 : Paris Ravaged -- 1943: Paris Trembles -- 1944 (first half) : Paris Awaits -- PART TWO: LIBERATION -- 1944 (second half) : Paris Shorn -- 1945 : Paris Returns -- 1946 : Paris Adjusts -- PART THREE: RECONSTRUCTION -- 1947 : Paris Looks Newish -- 1948-1949 : Paris Americanized -- Epilogue: Peacetime Paris : Some Beginnings and Some Endings -- Cast List
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
457 p. :
Isbn
9781250048592
Lccn
2016020685

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