And The Show Went On by Alan Riding

How would you behave if a conquering army occupied your country? Would you go along or would you resist? When German tanks rolled into Paris in 1940 this was no abstract question. Focusing on the writers, painters, composers, actors and dancers who kept working during the Occupation, Alan Riding has written an unsettling account of this morally ambiguous time. The truth is, the artistic life of Paris flourished with as much vitality as before the war. While Jews were being deported to the death camps the cabarets, theaters and film studios of Paris were humming. What should the cultural elite have done? Alan Riding provides no easy answers, but his portrait of this nightmarish time makes for riveting reading.

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  1. I was lkoiong everywhere and this popped up like nothing!

    Comment by Jetson — July 9, 2011 @ 3:54 am

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