Roger Magnuson 8th Day Interview – British Americans WWII French Resistance at PWPL

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Roger Magnuson Interview British Americans WWII French Resistance

Roger Magnuson Interview British Americans WWII French Resistance

Marquette, Michigan – Todd Pazz interviewed retired McGill University Professor Roger Magnuson about his six-week lecture series at the Peter White Public Library,”British and American Men and Women in the French Resistance in World War II,” in the Library’s Lions Room. The group will meet each Thursday, starting April 19 at 6:30 pm and going through May 24th.

This history course is provided at no cost, the same as all the courses Rodger Magnuson has taught at Peter White Public Library since 2007. No registration or prerequisites are required to take this course and the public is invited to attend.

Author of four books, including “Education in New France,” Professor Magnuson taught in the Department of Administration and Policy Studies in Education at McGill University, where he focused on Quebec Educational History. According to his online biography, “Professor Magnuson earned his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Education from the University of Michigan.”

Among the topics discuss during the interview:

  • Holocaust being forgotten
  • Courage of those that joined the French Resistance
  • The Collapse of France and Occupation by Germany
  • Activities of the Resistance
  • What can people who attend expect to gain from the course?
  • World War II awareness in general in today’s world
  • Different generations impression of the history and WW II
  • Philosophy of History – The Tyranny of the Present – The Fog of History
  • Context to give meaning to history as it applies to present
  • The divides in France during the War, both those divides created by occupiers and by the populace
  • France relationship with America

Listen:

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Roger Magnuson Interview British Americans WWII French Resistance

Roger Magnuson Interview British Americans WWII French Resistance

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