Education Programs: Seminars for K-12 Educators

Period of Performance

10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011

Funding Totals

$201,462.00 (approved)
$201,462.00 (awarded)

Visions of the Dark Years: World War II and its Legacy in France

FAIN: FV-50267-10

Texas A & M Research Foundation (College Station, TX 77843-0001)
Richard J. Golsan (Project Director: March 2010 to April 2012)
Nathan Bracher (Co Project Director: March 2010 to April 2012)

Funding details:
Original grant (2010) $195,557.00
Supplement (2011) $5,905.00

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers to study the legacy of the Vichy regime in French postwar political and cultural life, to be held in France.

This seminar examines the troubled legacy of the German Occupation of France during World War II through a study of important films, novels and histories of the period and its memory. Participants will also visit and discuss important museums, monuments, and battle sites in Paris, Lyon, Vichy and Normandy, and discuss the so-called Vichy Syndrome with leading French historians, journalists, and publishers.