The Other Side: Investigating the Collaborationists in World War II France

  • Bertram M. Gordon
Part of the The Holocaust and its Contexts book series (HOLC)


Bertram Gordon’s ego-history discusses his research on the power of ideology in history, which was influenced by political radicalism during the 1960s in both France and America. After a doctoral dissertation on the Catholic Social movement in nineteenth-century Austria, Gordon turned his attention to Collaboration and the ‘collaborationists’ in World War II France. With French state archives for the war years closed during the writing of his book, Collaborationism in France during the Second World War, this chapter discusses his use of German documentation and interviews with former collaborationists, including French Waffen-SS. It also highlights how his more recent interests on the history of food and tourism intersect with the history of France and the Second World War.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mills CollegeOaklandUSA

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