Nazi Labour Camps In Paris

Author: Jean-Marc Dreyfus
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857451391
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On 18 July 1943, one-hundred and twenty Jews were transported from the concentration camp at Drancy to the Levitan furniture store building in the middle of Paris. These were the first detainees of three satellite camps (Levitan, Austerlitz, Bassano) in Paris. Between July 1943 and August 1944, nearly eight hundred prisoners spent a few weeks to a year in one of these buildings, previously been used to store furniture, and were subjected to forced labor. Although the history of the persecution and deportation of France's Jews is well known, the three Parisian satellite camps have been subjected to the silence of both memory and history. This lack of attention by the most authoritative voices on the subject can perhaps be explained by the absence of a collective memory or by the marginal status of the Parisian detainees - the spouses of Aryans, wives of prisoners of war, half-Jews. Still, the Parisian camps did, and continue to this day, lack simple and straightforward descriptions. This book is a much needed study of these camps and is witness to how, sixty years after the events, expressing this memory remains a complex, sometimes painful process, and speaking about it a struggle.


Author: W.G. Sebald
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0679645411
Size: 68.93 MB
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Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.

Paris Austerlitz

Author: Rafael Chirbes
Publisher: Anagrama
ISBN: 9788433960139
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El narrador de esta historia, un joven pintor madrileno, rememora los pasos que le han llevado al ultimo trayecto de su relacion con Michel. Michel, el hombre maduro, de cincuenta y tantos, obrero especializado, con la solidez de un cuerpo de campesino normando; el hombre que lo acogio en su casa, en su cama, en su vida cuando el joven pintor se quedo sin techo en Paris; Michel hoy agoniza en el hospital de Saint Louis, atrapado por la plaga, la enfermedad temida y vergonzante.

Jean Marie Duthilleul And Etienne Tricaud

Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864701647
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Jean-Marie has been the head architect of the French National Railroads since 1986. He has been instrumental in redefining the appearance of Frenc h railway stations and has had a broad influence i returning them to some degree of civility and brightness.

Expatriate Writing

Author: Gerhard Fischer
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042027819
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This volume presents the work of internationally renowned scholars from Australia, Germany, Italy, South Africa, the UK and the US. The focus on W.G. Sebald¿s writing as that of an expatriate author offers a fresh and productive approach to Sebald scholarship. In one way or another, all 28 essays in this innovative, bi-lingual collection take up the notion of Sebald¿s experience as an expatriate writer: be it in the analysis of intertextual, transmedial and generic border crossings, on the ¿exposure to the other¿ and the experience of alterity, on the question of identity construction and performance, on affinities with other expatriate writers, on the recurring topics of ¿home¿, ¿exile¿, ¿dislocation¿ and ¿migration¿, or on the continuing work of ¿memory¿ to work through and to preserve the consciousness of a destructive past that has informed the childhood as much as the adult life-world of the author. Gerhard Fischer is Head of German Studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His research interests and publications are in modern theatre and drama, World War I, and migration history and multiculturalism. As convenor of the Sydney German Studies Symposia, he has edited a number of volumes on modern German literature, including Heiner Müller: ConTEXTS and HISTORY (Tübingen 1995), Debating Enzensberger: Great Migration and Civil War (Tübingen 1996), and, with David Roberts, Schreiben nach der Wende: Ein Jahrzehnt deutscher Literatur, 1989¿1999 (2nd.ed. Tübingen 2008). The latest volume in the series is The Play within the Play (with Bernhard Greiner, Amsterdam/New York, NY 2007).

The Rough Guide To Dordogne The Lot

Author: Jan Dodd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1848369662
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The Rough Guide to the Dordogne and the Lot is the ultimate handbook for discovering the region, from its spectacular limestone caves to the fairytale château of Najac. Discover walks and cycle trails to ancient cliffs and peaceful riverbanks, and stop off at world-famous vineyards. Foodies will enjoy an entire section on A taste of Périgord, sharing the best of the region's world-renowned cuisine, while readers are directed to the finest restaurants and water-side cafés, not to mention festivals and local markets. Whether you're looking for the best campsites or the most stylish hotels, you can rely on accommodation suggestions for every budget and taste. You'll find practical advice on travelling around the region, from boat tours to rail services, relying on the clearest maps of any guide. Explore all corners of this region with authoritative background information on everything from the region's varied landscapes and wildlife to its fascinating history and cultural heritage. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to the Dordogne and the Lot.


Author: Rafael Chirbes
Publisher: Serpents Tail
ISBN: 9781852422202
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A teacher with literary aspirations, bored with his native Spain, travels to Morocco. He arrives in the ancient city of Fez, where he learns to appreciate the depth and richness of the local Arab culture. Still yearning to be away from the noise and bustle of city life, however, he moves to a house on the lower slopes of the Atlas mountains, where he hopes to find the space and tranquility that have so long eluded him.

Building Knowledge Constructing Histories Volume 1

Author: Ine Wouters
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429822642
Size: 78.22 MB
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Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories brings together the papers presented at the Sixth International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH, Brussels, Belgium, 9-13 July 2018). The contributions present the latest research in the field of construction history, covering themes such as: - Building actors - Building materials - The process of building - Structural theory and analysis - Building services and techniques - Socio-cultural aspects - Knowledge transfer - The discipline of Construction History The papers cover various types of buildings and structures, from ancient times to the 21st century, from all over the world. In addition, thematic papers address specific themes and highlight new directions in construction history research, fostering transnational and interdisciplinary collaboration. Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories is a must-have for academics, scientists, building conservators, architects, historians, engineers, designers, contractors and other professionals involved or interested in the field of construction history. This is volume 1 of the book set.

Gray Zones

Author: Jonathan Petropoulos
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845453022
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Accomplished Holocaust scholars--among them Raul Hilberg, Gerhard L. Weinberg, Christopher Browning, Peter Hayes, and Lynn Rapaport--bring a necessary interdisciplinary focus to bear on timely and often controversial topics in cutting-edge Holocaust studies that range from historical analysis to popular culture.