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Picpus: Walled Garden of Memory
Main contributors
Janine Spencer; Harlan Wallach; Gerald Mead
Date
1999 (Creation date: 2014)
Summary
The film is a study of the historical Picpus Cemetery, the site of a mass grave of some 1300 victims of the Reign of Terror in 1794, and the burial site of General Lafayette. It also investigates the collusion of Vichy France with Nazi Germany; the Rothschild Hospital, which shares a common wall with Picpus, was transformed into a prison hospital for French and European Jews, incarcerated there before their eventual deportation to death camps.
Publisher
Northwestern University
Genre
Documentary
Subjects
French Revolution; Reign of Terror; German Occupation of France
Location
Paris, France
Collection
MMLC Produced Content
Unit
WCAS Multimedia Learning Center