Saturday, February 28, 2015

Panel Announcement: Women in Occupied France

Thursday, March 19th, 5-7 PM
Suffolk University Law School, 1st floor
120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Panel discussion and reception
Free and open to the public
   

Even after 70 years, the full history of WWII is still
unfolding with the ongoing discovery of documents and
belated recognition of those who contributed to the Allied
victory. The panel will contextualize the often
underrepresented role of women in war, the importance of
archives in preserving the memory of war, and highlight the
wartime experiences of women in Occupied France.
Examples to be presented include noted writer Irène
Némerovsky, who composed "Suite Française" just before
perishing at Auschwitz, and two heroines of the French
Resistance, Germaine Tillion and Geneviève de
Gaulle-Anthonioz.

The event will also include a celebration of the donation of
the papers of Margaret Collins Weitz, a noted scholar of
women in the French Resistance, to Suffolk University.


Panelists:
             
  James Carroll, Distinguished Scholar in Residence,
Suffolk  University (moderator)

  Robert Allison, Professor and Chair, History
Department, Suffolk University

  Susan Rubin Suleiman, C. Douglas Dillon Professor of French
Civilization, Harvard University

Margaret Collins Weitz, Professor Emerita, Suffolk
University