Harvard – Yale Paris Walking Tour Featuring « Occupied Paris »

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    Harvard – Yale Paris Walking Tour Featuring « Occupied Paris »

    • 16 Sep 2018 to 16 Sep 2018
    • Metro Tuileries (Line 1)
    • France

    The Event

    Learn how the Parisians survived the dark years of the Occupation from 1940-44, thanks to our outstanding guide, Brad Newfield.

    In the company of alumni from the Harvard and Yale clubs of Paris, represented by Denise Silber and Daniel Garcia Sanchez, we will walk in the areas of the rue St. Honoré, the Concorde Square and the Champs Elysées, and hear stories of daily life, the Gestapo, the Resistance, the Liberation, and more.

    We will:

    • See the traces of the last street battle on rue de Rivoli and the Hotel Meurice where General Von Choltitz surrendered the German forces.
    • Visit the Jeu de Paume Museum, where Rose Valland's heroic endeavors saved priceless artworks from Nazi plunder.
    • Contrast instances of collaboration with accounts of magnificent courage displayed by French and foreigners alike in the face of arrest and deportation.
    • Probe the murky activities of Coco Chanel and why Edith Piaf was arrested at the Liberation.
    • Celebrate with Ernest Hemingway the liberation of the Ritz Hotel.
    • Stride with Charles de Gaulle down the Champs Elysées and ask the burning question; "Why wasn't Paris destroyed as Hitler ordered?"

    WHEN: Sunday, September 16th, 2018 from 14h to 16h
    WHERE: Metro Tuileries, Rue de Rivoli
    COST: Members: 10 € / Non-Members: 15 €

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