Les Parisiennes

How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation

Author: Anne Sebba

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781780226613

Category:

Page: 496

View: 6832

WINNER OF THE FRANCO-BRITISH SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 2016 June, 1940. German troops enter Paris and hoist the swastika over the Arc de Triomphe. The dark days of Occupation begin. How would you have survived? By collaborating with the Nazis, or risking the lives of you and your loved ones to resist? The women of Paris faced this dilemma every day - whether choosing between rations and the black market, or travelling on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority for a seat. Between the extremes of defiance and collusion was a vast moral grey area which all Parisiennes had to navigate in order to survive. Anne Sebba has sought out and interviewed scores of women, and brings us their unforgettable testimonies. Her fascinating cast includes both native Parisiennes and temporary residents: American women and Nazi wives; spies, mothers, mistresses, artists, fashion designers and aristocrats. The result is an enthralling account of life during the Second World War and in the years of recovery and recrimination that followed the Liberation of Paris in 1944. It is a story of fear, deprivation and secrets - and, as ever in the French capital, glamour and determination.

Les Parisiennes

How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation

Author: Anne Sebba

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250048591

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 2496

"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until--finally--renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs abandoned howling on the streets, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women more than men who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis--perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators to resisters, actresses and prostitutes to teachers and writers, Anne Sebba shows that women made life-and-death decisions every day, and often did whatever they needed to survive. Her fascinating cast of characters includes both native Parisian women and those living in Paris temporarily--American women and Nazi wives, spies, mothers, mistresses, and fashion and jewellery designers. Some women, like the heiress Béatrice de Camondo or novelist Irène Némirovsky, converted to Catholicism; others like lesbian racing driver Violette Morris embraced the Nazi philosophy; only a handful, like Coco Chanel, retreated to the Ritz with a German lover. A young medical student, Anne Spoerry, gave lethal injections to camp inmates one minute but was also known to have saved the lives of Jews. But this is not just a book about wartime. In enthralling detail Sebba explores the aftershock of the Second World War and the choices demanded. How did the women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? Although politics lies at its heart, Les Parisiennes is a fascinating account of the lives of people of the city and, specifically, in this most feminine of cities, its women and young girls"--From publisher's website.

Les Parisiennes

How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation

Author: Anne Sebba

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466849568

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 6058

“Anne Sebba has the nearly miraculous gift of combining the vivid intimacy of the lives of women during The Occupation with the history of the time. This is a remarkable book.” —Edmund de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba explores a devastating period in Paris's history and tells the stories of how women survived—or didn’t—during the Nazi occupation. Paris in the 1940s was a place of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation, and secrets. During the occupation, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner. While Parisian men were either fighting at the front or captured and forced to work in German factories, the women of Paris were left behind where they would come face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis, as waitresses, shop assistants, or wives and mothers, increasingly desperate to find food to feed their families as hunger became part of everyday life. When the Nazis and the puppet Vichy regime began rounding up Jews to ship east to concentration camps, the full horror of the war was brought home and the choice between collaboration and resistance became unavoidable. Sebba focuses on the role of women, many of whom faced life and death decisions every day. After the war ended, there would be a fierce settling of accounts between those who made peace with or, worse, helped the occupiers and those who fought the Nazis in any way they could.

Les Parisiennes de Paris

Author: Theodore De Banville

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406872288

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 1669

Les parisiennes

Author: Arsène Houssaye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5344

“Les” Parisiennes, ou XL Caractères generaux

Pris dans les Moeurs actuelles, Propres à servir à l'instruction des Personnes-Du-Sexe: Tirés des Memoires de nouveau Licée-des-moeurs. “Les” J.nes-Mères, & -de Grands-enfans. IV Volume

Author: Nicolas Edme Rétif de la Bretonne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 380

View: 3375

Les Parisiennes

Author: Alfred Grévin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782019613365

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1462

Les parisiennes / par A. Grevin et A. Huart Date de l'edition originale: 1878 Ce livre est la reproduction fidele d'une oeuvre publiee avant 1920 et fait partie d'une collection de livres reimprimes a la demande editee par Hachette Livre, dans le cadre d'un partenariat avec la Bibliotheque nationale de France, offrant l'opportunite d'acceder a des ouvrages anciens et souvent rares issus des fonds patrimoniaux de la BnF. Les oeuvres faisant partie de cette collection ont ete numerisees par la BnF et sont presentes sur Gallica, sa bibliotheque numerique. En entreprenant de redonner vie a ces ouvrages au travers d'une collection de livres reimprimes a la demande, nous leur donnons la possibilite de rencontrer un public elargi et participons a la transmission de connaissances et de savoirs parfois difficilement accessibles. Nous avons cherche a concilier la reproduction fidele d'un livre ancien a partir de sa version numerisee avec le souci d'un confort de lecture optimal. Nous esperons que les ouvrages de cette nouvelle collection vous apporteront entiere satisfaction. Pour plus d'informations, rendez-vous sur www.hachettebnf.fr

Les parisiennes

Author: Arsène Houssaye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4963

Les Parisiennes, Vol. 3

Les Femmes Adult'res (Classic Reprint)

Author: Ars'ne Houssaye

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780332863788

Category:

Page: 376

View: 2534

Excerpt from Les Parisiennes, Vol. 3: Les Femmes Adult'res Elle reconnut d Aspremont: elle sembla sur prise qu'il et mont' si haut, car elle le jugeait un homme du plus beau monde. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Les Parisiennes

Author: Alfred Grévin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 101

View: 4644

Les parisiennes Noum a

Author: lie Berthet

Publisher: Elibron.com

ISBN: 9781421205748

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8348

La Parisienne

Author: Inès de la Fressange,Sophie Gachet

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 2081274213

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 1862

Ce livre numérique est disponible dans un format à maquette fixe, pour une lecture optimisée sur tablette. Quels sont les secrets du chic de la Parisienne ? Inès de la Fressange livre toutes ses astuces de style, beauté, déco, ses adresses préférées et les bonnes attitudes à adopter dans ce carnet très gai écrit avec la complicité de Sophie Gachet, journaliste à ELLE. Les photos et les dessins sont réalisés par Inès et sa fille Nine d'Urso joue le modèle sous l'oeil du photographe Benoît Peverelli. Les modes passent, Inès reste !

That Woman

The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Author: Anne Sebba

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429962453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1844

The first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in the blockbuster film The King's Speech. This is the story of the American divorcee notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne. "That woman," so called by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was born Bessie Wallis Warfield in 1896 in Baltimore. Neither beautiful nor brilliant, she endured an impoverished childhood, which fostered in her a burning desire to rise above her circumstances. Acclaimed biographer Anne Sebba offers an eye-opening account of one of the most talked about women of her generation. It explores the obsessive nature of Simpson's relationship with Prince Edward, the suggestion that she may have had a Disorder of Sexual Development, and new evidence showing she may never have wanted to marry Edward at all. Since her death, Simpson has become a symbol of female empowerment as well as a style icon. But her psychology remains an enigma. Drawing from interviews and newly discovered letters, That Woman shines a light on this captivating and complex woman, an object of fascination that has only grown with the years.