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Pétain's Jewish Children: French Jewish Youth and the Vichy Regime, 1940-1942

Daniel Lee


This book examines the nature of the relationship between the Vichy regime and its Jewish citizens in the period 1940 to 1942. Previous studies have generally viewed the experiences of French Jewry during the Second World War through the lenses of persecution, resistance or rescue, an approach which has had the unintended effect of stripping Jewish actors of their agency. However, attention to the specific category of French Jewish youth reveals significant exceptions to Vichy’s antisemitic policies, wherein the regime’s desire for a reinvigorated youth and the rebirth of the nation took prece ... More

Keywords: Jews, Vichy, antisemitism, coexistence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198707158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Lee, author
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Brasenose College, University of Oxford