A French Village Podcast with Sarah Longwell and Ben Wittes

Episode 13: Why Is Hortense Alive? (Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2)

May 28th, 2021  •  1 hr 4 mins  •  Download (29.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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But seriously, how and why is Hortense alive? Sarah is confused; Ben is indignant. Warning: Season 3 has some nasty Holocaust stuff. The nature of Vichy changes as the deportation start. Class, status, and nationality distinctions deteriorate within the Jewish community (communities?). Servier is a stand-in for bureaucracy, and he gets much worse in these episodes. The printing press caper put the bourgeoning resistance in a difficult situation.