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Author Golsan, Richard

Title The Papon Affair : Memory and Justice on Trial
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012
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Contents THE PAPON AFFAIR Memory And Justice On Trial; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Maurice Papon and Crimes Against Humanities in France; Part I The Papon Affair Historical, Legal, and Psychoanalytic Perspectives; Papon's Transition After World War II A Prefect's Road from Bordeaux, through Algeria, and Beyond August 1944-October 1961; Extreme Right-Wing Perspectives on the Touvier and Papon Trials; The Papon Trial in an ""Era of Testimony""; The Trial of Papon and the Tribulations of Gaullism; The Legal Legacy of Maurice Papon; Part II Papon's Trial for Crimes Against Humanity
An Interview with Maurice PaponVichy on Trial; ""Today, Everything Converges on the Haunting Memory of Vichy""; ""Those who Organized the Trains Knew there Would be Deaths""; Maurice Papon was not Alone; The Papon Investigation Brings to Light the True Role of France in Nazi Europe; Papon: Too Late; Letter to the President of the Bordeaux Assizes Court; Nazism, Vichy, and the Papon Trial as Seen by a German Historian; Maurice Papon and Criminal Pathology; Are we all Guilty?; Maurice Papon was Tried Long ago in History's Court; The Papon Trial, Three Months Later
Letter from Paris: The Papon TrialPart III The ""Other"" Papon Trial: 17 October 1961; According to the Mandelkern Report Thirty-Two were Killed During the Night of 17 October 1961; October 1961: For the Truth at Last; Monsieur Papon will not Shut me up; ""One of the few Times Since the Nineteenth Century that Police have Fired on Workers in Paris""; Maurice Papon Declares the Bloody Crackdown of 17 October 1961 an ""Unfortunate Evening""; The Magistrates' Court of Paris Acknowledges the ""Extreme Violence"" of the Police Crackdown of 17 October 1961; Bibliography; Appendix: Chronology
Summary Richard Golsan has brought together the crucial French journalistic pieces on the trial along with several essays by leading American and British scholars to help contextualize the trial for an English-speaking audience. The book delves deeply into the fascinating debates about the nature of French complicity in the Final Solution and of memory
Notes ContributorsAcknowledgments; Index
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ISBN 0203820363
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