Des prisonnières en guerre : le cas des femmes condamnées à mort au sortir de l’Occupation

TitleDes prisonnières en guerre : le cas des femmes condamnées à mort au sortir de l’Occupation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLostec, Fabien
JournalAnnales de Bretagne et des pays de l’Ouest
Volume124
Issue2
Start Page121
Pagination121-143
Date Published2017
Abstract

France's liberation from Nazi occupation in 1944 was a unique moment in the relationship between women and detention. The female prison population significantly increased compared to pre-war figures due to the imprisonment of collaborators (or presumed collaborators). This period was also distinguished by the abundance and the extremely porous nature of the prisoners’ statuses. Some were captured, committed, detained, and imprisoned, further proof of the gradual return to the proper legal and justice system. New authorities eventually took control of imprisonment, which contrasted with the chaotic period immediately following the Occupation, during which the Resistance and the general population were in charge of the prisoners. By examining the cases of women sentenced to death during this time, the author offers a deeper understanding of the different phases which marked the end of the war as well as a further exploration of the differences between these particular prisoners of war compared to others.

URLhttps://www-cairn-info.libproxy.lib.unc.edu/revue-annales-de-bretagne-et-des-pays-de-l-ouest-2017-2-page-121.htm
Translated TitlePrisoners of war: the case of women condemned to death after the Occupation
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