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Paru récemment French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity during World War II de Raffael Scheck aux Cambridge UP

Le 7 octobre 2015 à 16h27

Paru récemment French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity during World War II de Raffael Scheck aux Cambridge University Press, 2014, 336 p. ISBN : 9781107056817 Prix : 99 $ (existe aussi en version électronique).

"This book discusses the experience of nearly 100,000 French colonial prisoners of war captured by Nazi Germany during World War II. Raffael Scheck shows that the German treatment of French colonial soldiers improved dramatically after initial abuses, leading the French authorities in 1945 to believe that there was a possible German plot to instigate a rebellion in the French empire. Scheck illustrates that the colonial prisoners’ contradictory experiences with French authorities, French civilians, and German guards created strong demands for equal rights at the end of the war, leading to clashes with a colonial administration eager to reintegrate them into a discriminatory routine.
Draws on rich archive documents in three languages from France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States
Analyzes a previously unknown report by Senegalese president Léopold Sédar Senghor
Investigates the role colonial prisoners played in Franco-German collaborations and how Nazi racism and pro-Islamic propaganda influenced their treatment."

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Raffael Scheck (Colby College, Maine) is Katz Distinguished Teaching Professor of Modern European History at Colby College. He is the author of five books and more than twenty articles on German history ranging from 1871 to 1945. In 2006, Scheck published the book Hitler’s African Victims : The German Army Massacres of Black French Soldiers in 1940 (Cambridge University Press, 2006), which also appeared in French and German. The German edition was selected as the fourth best nonfiction book published in German in 2009 by a group of editors and journalists. He completed a habilitation at the University of Basel in 2003.