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Avril Alba

Dr Avril Alba is Senior Lecturer in Holocaust Studies and Jewish Civilisation and Chair of the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. She teaches and researches in the broad areas of Holocaust and modern Jewish history with a focus on Jewish and Holocaust museums. Her monograph The Holocaust Memorial Museum: Secular Sacred Space was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2015.

Avril Alba reviews 'No Place to Lay One’s Head' by Françoise Frenkel, translated by Stephanie Smee

Online Exclusives 30 April 2018
When German forces invaded France on 10 May 1940, the French signed an armistice that facilitated limited French sovereignty in the south, the section of the country not yet overrun by German troops. On 10 July 1940 the French Parliament elected a new, collaborationist regime under former general Philippe Pétain. What little sovereignty Vichy managed to maintain ended in November 1942 when the Ge ... (read more)