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Put Yourself in Vichy France: Do You Resist or Collaborate?

The Nazis have occupied France. It’s easy to condemn the collaborators. But be honest: What would you really do?

Aeon Magazine
Jun 23, 2019 · 18 min read
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Members of the FFI during the liberation of France in August 1944. Photo: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images

By Robert Gildea

puncture can change your life. In Louis Malle’s film Lacombe, Lucien (1974), the young peasant Lucien is rejected by his former…

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