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This work looks at the Nazi massacre at the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, in 1944, and at how in 1946 the French State has preserved the entire ruins of the village. The 40 acres of crumbling buildings became France's "village martyr", set up as a monument to French suffering under the German occupation, and is now a tourist destination. Sarah Farmer investigates the prominance of the massacre in French understanding of a national experience. Through interviews with survivors, and research, the history of a shattering event and its memorial afterlife are pieced together. Complemented with photographs of the village, the dissection of France's national memory adresses personal and private way which, through rememberance, people come to terms with loss.
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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 EconomistAbout the Author:
Sarah Farmer is Associate Professor of History, University of Iowa, and author of Oradour: Arret sur memoire, published in France in 1994.
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Book Description University of California Press, Berkley, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. ---------- Among German crimes of the Second World War, the Nazi massacre of 642 men, women, and children at Oradour-sur-Glane on June 10, 1944, is one of the most notorious. In this first full-scale study of the destruction of Oradour and its remembrance over the half century since the war. Complemented by haunting photographs of the site Martyred Village will have implications for the study of the history and sociology of memory, testimonies about remembrances of war and the Holocaust, and postmodern concerns with the presentation of the past. Seller Inventory # 010585
Book Description University of California Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0520211863_abe_bn
Book Description University of California Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. First. Seller Inventory # DADAX0520211863
Book Description University of California Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0520211863
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0520211863