War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945

War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945

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During the first half of the twentieth century, the French Basque province of Xiberoa was a place of refuge, conflict, transit, exile and foreign occupation. At the Liberation of France in 1944, many Xiberoans confronted ongoing local divisiveness, rooted in the interwar years, and faced new conflicts arising from legal and civic judgments made during Vichy and German occupation. This book traces the roots of their divided memories to local and official interpretations of what constituted legitimate judgment, legitimate behavior and justice during those troubled times. In order to capture a sense of the diverse ways in which Xiberoan Basques responded to the Germans in their midst, the author explores and contrasts the experiences of people in four different communities located within a fifteen mile radius.
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780874177381
Characteristics: 252 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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