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Artists in Nazi-Occupied France: A German Officer’s Memoir
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Artists in Nazi-Occupied France: A German Officer’s Memoir by Werner Lange
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Overview: Artists in Nazi-Occupied France is the memoir of Werner Lange detailing his experiences as a senior Nazi Officer in the course of the Occupation. From 1940 to 1944 Werner Lange served as a Lieutenant of the Propagandastaffel, the German propaganda service in Paris, overseeing visible artists nonetheless dwelling in France. His was a privileged place and he loved the cultural lifetime of Paris, even in the course of the occupation years. From their Champs Elysées Head Quarters, the Nazi administration oversaw the inventive and mental lifetime of occupied France.
With Physician Werner Lange on the very coronary heart of the system the place he organized the infamous official go to by French artists to Nazi Germany, a significant success for the Propagandastaffel, in addition to the Arno Breker exposition within the Palais de Chaillot.
All through his memoir, Lange contains tales of his encounters together with his "mates" together with famend artists resembling Maurice Utrillo, Pablo Picasso, Kees Van Dongen, Aristide Maillol, Gertrude Stein and Jean Cocteau. After sitting untouched for many years within the archives of famend gallery proprietor Diane Vierny, Lange’s memoir was found by writer Victor Loupan and printed in France in 2015. Now this fascinating first-hand account of Paris throughout a really dramatic interval of French historical past is printed in English for the primary time. No different memoir of this era supplies such intimate and detailed accounts of the everyday lives of artists in the course of the Occupation.
Style: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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