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German Occupation of France (1940-1945)

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Writer Ted Morgan.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and biographer Ted Morgan. His latest book is "An Uncertain Hour: The French, the Germans, the Jews, the Klaus Barbie Trial, and the City of Lyon, 1940-1945." It's an account of the recent trial in France of fugitive war criminal Klaus Barbie. But the story has personal significance to Ted Morgan as well. He was born in France and lived there as a child when the Germans invaded. His father, a pilot with the Free French forces, was killed while on a bombing mission. (Interview by Sedge Thomson)


Film Director Louis Malle

Malle has lived in the United States for the past ten years, but returned to his native France to make his newest film, Au Revoir Les Enfants. He says the movie is based on his own experiences growing up in occupied France during World War II. Malle says his work is alternately personal and self-effacing. His other films include The Silent World and My Dinner with Andre.

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