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Research interests

Women in the aftermath of the Second World War

What was the fate of women in Germany in 1945? Part of them were natives while others were young women deported by the Third Reich from their native occupied countries towards Germany to work as Forced Labourers. Whilst freeing Europe from the Nazis, the Allies transformed the latter into a new category, the Displaced Persons (DPs). In 1945, amid ruins, German women and DPs women chose to rebuild their life in France, as a companion of a French Prisoner of War (POW) or French deportees of Compulsory Work Service (STO). My main objective is to give voices to these women, resurface these forgotten narratives, and explore in a balanced analysis, how far they were objectified.

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, University of Lyon 2

Award Date: 5 Dec 2016

External positions

CCFEF Centre de Civilisation Francaise et d'Études Francophones, Varsovie

1 Jan 2018 → …

member, Memorha

2017 → …

LARHRA Laboratoire de Recherches Historiques Rhône-Alpes, Université Lyon2

1 Dec 2016 → …

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Migration
  • Gender Studies
  • Polish History
  • Polish Resistance
  • France
  • micro-history
  • Survival strategies
  • interwar

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
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