Resistance and Opposition During World War II: Germany, France and the United States

Catherine Epstein, Dean of the Faculty, Winkley Professor of History, specialist in modern German history and author of Nazi Germany: Confronting the Myths, will discuss resistance movements inside the Third Reich before and during the war. Ronald Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies, former Dean of the Faculty, specialist in World War II literature and film and author of When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, will speak about his research on French adolescents involved in resisting the German occupation, the subject of his next book. And David Roll ’62, Washington lawyer and nonfiction author, most recently, of The Hopkins Touch, will address the reactions of George Marshall, Harry Hopkins and John J. McCloy (Class of 1916) to efforts of Jewish leaders and others to rescue European Jews. Roll is presently working on a new treatment of the military and political life of George Marshall. A book signing will follow the talk. Presented by the Class of 1962.

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