What does the arrest and release of Emile Borel and his colleagues in 1941 tell us about the German occupation of France?

Abstract : The Germans occupying Paris arrested Emile Borel and three other members of the Acade ́mie des Sciences in October 1941 and released them about five weeks later. Drawing on German and French archives and other sources, we argue that these events illustrate the complexity of the motivations and tactics of the occupiers and the occupied. While Borel and his colleagues were genuine members of the Resistance, and those who arrested them were full participants in a brutal occupation, both sides respected a bargain, of no small importance to the Vichy regime, that allowed the university to pursue its work if its members avoided overt acts of opposition.
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Science in Context, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2011, 24 (4), pp.587-623
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Laurent Mazliak, Glenn Shafer. What does the arrest and release of Emile Borel and his colleagues in 1941 tell us about the German occupation of France?. Science in Context, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2011, 24 (4), pp.587-623. <hal-00640491>

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