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Ordinary Workers, Vichy and the Holocaust: French Railwaymen and the Second World War

Ordinary Workers, Vichy and the Holocaust: French Railwaymen and the Second World War (Hardback)

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Should French railwaymen during the Second World War be viewed as great resisters or collaborators in genocide? Ludivine Broch revisits histories of resistance, collaboration and deportation in Vichy France through the prism of the French railwaymen - the cheminots. De-sanctifying the idea of railwaymen as heroic saboteurs, Broch reveals the daily life of these workers who accommodated with the Vichy regime, cohabitated with the Germans and stole from their employer. Moreover, by intertwining the history of the working classes with Holocaust history, she highlights unexpected histories under Vichy and sensitive memories of the post-war period. Ultimately, this book bursts the myths of cheminot resistance and collaboration in the Holocaust, and reveals that there is more to their story than this. The cheminots fed both the French nation and the German military apparatus, exemplifying the complexities of personal, professional and political life under occupation.

Ludivine Broch (University of Westminster) has published articles on French railwaymen in the Holocaust in Contemporary European History (2014) and Diasporas (2015), and chapters on railway history and memory. This is her first monograph. She is the co-editor of France in an Era of Global Wars, 1914-1945: Occupation, Politics, Empire and Entanglements (2014). Broch co-convenes the French History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research (London) and manages the French History Network blog affiliated to the Society for the Study of French History.

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