La Résistance Individuelle: The Survival of Foreign Jews in France During World War II

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Miller, Krista, “La Résistance Individuelle: The Survival of Foreign Jews in France During World War II,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed April 4, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/262.

Title

La Résistance Individuelle: The Survival of Foreign Jews in France During World War II

Creator

Miller, Krista

Date

2013

Description

It is generally accepted that the French government independently enacted anti-Semitic regulations during World War II. Despite the country’s alignment with Nazi policies, over 75% of Jews in France survived the war. This thesis examines the relationship between the French non-Jews and the foreign Jewish population in France using the personal narratives of four survivors. In analyzing the type of help the French provided to foreign Jews, it becomes clear that the French were not as anti-Semitic as their government. Their decisive actions created a mass movement of individual resistance that helped save thousands of lives during World War II.

Publisher

Simmons College (Boston, Mass.)

Format

1 PDF (62 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Masters Theses