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  • LECTURES & LITERATURE

    Sudden Courage: Youth in France Confront the Germans, 1940–1945

    American Philosophical Society - Benjamin Franklin Hall

    Where:
    427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    When:
    • Thursday February 20th 2020, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Most citizens adapted and many even allied themselves with the new fascist leadership. Yet others refused to capitulate; in answer to the ruthless violence, shortages, and curfews imposed by the Nazis, a resistance arose. Among this shadow army were Jews, immigrants, communists, workers, writers, police officers, shop owners, including many young people in their teens and twenties.

    Ronald Rosbottom tells the riveting story of how those brave and untested youth went from learning about literature to learning the art of sabotage, from figuring out how to solve an equation to how to stealthily avoid patrols, from passing notes to stealing secrets—and even learning how to kill. The standard challenges of adolescence were amplified and distorted.
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