PARIS UNDER THE OCCUPATION by Gerard Walter

PARIS UNDER THE OCCUPATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A documentary of this beleaguered city is accomplished through press clippings from various and obviously suspect newspapers through the years 1940-1944, and along with the author's interpretation and evaluation, they show how the population was treated and how it reacted during this time. From the evacuation of the government and general exodus, to the entry of the Germans and the issuance of their ""charter"" or ""penal code"", this then shows various phases of Paris life under the enemy; the new ""press"" and propaganda techniques; the reopening of cabarets and music halls; transportation; rationing; the black market- more and more open; morale; youth; the Jews; demonstrations; etc., etc. As such, it is a background book substantiating and personalizing this grim interval- but of unlikely interest for a general audience here.

Publisher: Orion