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Resisting GenocideThe Multiple Forms of Rescue$
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Jacques Semelin, Claire Andrieu, and Sarah Gensburger

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199333493

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333493.001.0001

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The “Brunner Aktion”

The “Brunner Aktion”


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Resisting Genocide

Tal Bruttmann

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This chapter focuses on the punishment inflicted by the Vichy regime on those who aided Jews in France during World War II. In particular, it considers the role of the SS officer Aloïs Brunner, who was dispatched by Adolf Eichmann to France to accelerate the deportation of the Jews. It also examines the link between punishment of help and refusing to help, with particular reference to Allied airmen coming down on Western European soil. Finally, the chapter looks at how the Brunner Kommando sought to liquidate the Jewish resistance movement and rescue organisations in Grenoble in February–March 1944.

Keywords:   punishment, Vichy regime, Jews, France, World War II, Aloïs Brunner, Brunner Kommando, resistance movement, rescue, Grenoble

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