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Course of Our Times, The
Morality Of Collaboration, The
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Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

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“One of the most tormenting problems of the War was the action of the collaborators, the men who either opportunistically joined forces with the enemies or reluctantly , through coercion, cooperated with them. In this chapter we go down into the underworld of the was to analyze the psychological pressures that influenced the actions of Quisling in Norway, Petain, Lavel and Darlan in Vichy France, and Joyce, Mosley, and Amery in England. The study is not merely dramatically absorbing. The actions of the collaborators, condemned by their countrymen as traitors, played a role long after the war was over, in a country like France, poisoning political and social life. How are such meant to be judged? Suppose their sides had won out, as Gomulka did in Poland, or Tito did in Yugoslavia? It was Churchill’s judgment that, ‘we ought to let them rest in peace, thankful that we have never had to face the trials under which they broke’.”



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Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Morality Of Collaboration, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D32CEFC9E3FC4B9EA71AAADEC070EA27.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Morality Of Collaboration, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D32CEFC9E3FC4B9EA71AAADEC070EA27>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Morality Of Collaboration, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D32CEFC9E3FC4B9EA71AAADEC070EA27
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