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FRN265: Les Années Noires: Living through the Occupation, 1939-45: Books

J. Vanpee

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WorldCat - Use WorldCat to expand your search for books, theses, etc. beyond the Five College area. Watch for items that are owned by only one library; such unique material is often not obtainable via interlibrary loan.

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Note that subject searching isn't always straightforward. Try a KEYWORDS ANYWHERE search to find a few relevant titles. Then click on the subject headings on those records to conduct a more comprehensive subject search.

Here is a partial list of subject searches relevant to this course:

  • Concentration camps - France - Paris
  • France - History - German occupation, 1940-1945
  • France - Intellectual life - 20th century
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - France
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - France - Paris
  • Paris (France) - History - 1940-1944
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - France - Paris
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Art and the war - France
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Civilian relief - France
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Collaborationists - France - Paris
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Confiscations and contributions - France
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Destruction and pillage - France
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Deportations from France
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue - France
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Literature and the war
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, French
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Social aspects - France
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - France
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Women - France

Another strategy is to look up one of your reserve readings, then track through on the subjects listed on the record.  For example, look up Paroles d'étoiles: mémoire d'enfants cachés, 1939-1945.

Requesting an Item - Use the Request Item button in the library catalog to request delivery of books from the other Five Colleges.

Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan to request books not owned in the Five Colleges. Please allow at least 2 weeks for delivery (some books may come more quickly, especially from in-state).

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