Foreigners, Undesirables, and Strangers
This book examines how material distress shaped the interactions of native and refugee populations as well as perceptions of the Vichy government's legitimacy.
1. 'Life has never been so good': shortages, public opinion, and urban-rural interactions; 2. 'Where we are from, that is for pigs': Alsatian refugees; 3. 'They are undesirables': gypsies during World War II; 4. 'At any price': housing, the black market, and Jewish daily life; 5. 'The vast heart of mankind knows no boundaries': refuge in Jewish children's homes.