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    Join the September 16th, Harvard-Yale walking tour and explore Occupied Paris 1940-44!

    The Harvard and Yale Clubs of France invite you to join Brad Newfield, a French-American guide for Paris Walks.  Learn how the Parisians survived the dark years of the Occupation from 1940-44. 

    Walk in the areas of the  rue St. Honoré, the Concorde Square and the Champs Elysées, and hear stories of daily life, the Gestapo, the Resistance, and the Liberation.

    • See the traces of the last street battle on rue de Rivoli and the Hotel Meurice where General Von Choltitz surrendered the German forces. 
    • Visit the Jeu de Paume Museum, where Rose Valland's heroic endeavors saved priceless artworks from Nazi plunder. 
    • Contrast instances of collaboration with accounts of magnificent courage displayed by French and foreigners alike in the face of arrest and deportation.
    • Probe the murky activities of Coco Chanel and why Edith Piaf was arrested at the Liberation. 
    • Celebrate with Ernest Hemingway the liberation of the Ritz Hotel.
    • Stride with Charles de Gaulle down the Champs Elysées and ask the burning question; "Why wasn't Paris destroyed as Hitler ordered?"

    Brad Newfield, a former Angelino who has lived in Paris since 1994, has a Ph.D in History from UCLA, lectured in History and Communication Studies, and develops walking tours on historical themes in Paris, in order to bring together the city's past and present in untraditional ways.

    Coordinator for Harvard Club: Denise Silber

    Coordinator for Yale Club : Daniel Garcia Sanchez

    DATE:      Sunday, September 16, 2018


    TIME:       14h-16h 


    PLACE:    Metro Tuileries.  Paris 1er.


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