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War TourismSecond World War France from Defeat and Occupation to the Creation of Heritage$
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Bertram M. Gordon

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501715877

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501715877.001.0001

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The Liberation, 1944

The Liberation, 1944

Normandy and Paris

(p.146) Chapter 5 The Liberation, 1944
War Tourism

Bertram M. Gordon

Cornell University Press

The emergence of the Normandy landing beaches as a major attraction marked a postwar tourism shift. Two museums in Normandy devoted to the landings In the 1950s grew to more than thirty by the early 21st century. Some praised the efforts at reconciliation whereas others worried that increased tourism might glorify or trivialize war. The liberation of Paris also produced memorial sites. French Communists paid special attention to the police headquarters from which the August 1944 Resistance insurrection that had accompanied the liberation of the city had been launched. Holocaust sites such as the Vélodrôme d’hiver and the former staging area in suburban Drancy, from which Jews and others were sent to the camps in eastern Europe, formed tourism itineraries.

Keywords:   Normandy reconciliation, Communists liberation, Resistance, Holocaust Vélodrôme d’hiver, Drancy Jews

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