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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221259740
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 544
Size : 140 x 225 mm
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I was the Nazi Collaborator Léon Sadorski

Collection : La Bête noire
Release date : 01/09/2022
Inspector Léon Sadorski makes his great comeback in post-Liberation France
Paris, the autumn of 1944, after the Liberation: supporters of de Gaulle and partisans of Stalin are vying for power.  Léon Sadorski, a former inspector, who had collaborated with the Nazis and has been condemned to be shot by the liberating forces, is offered leniency in exchange for the completion... Paris, the autumn of 1944, after the Liberation: supporters of de Gaulle and partisans of Stalin are vying for power.  Léon Sadorski, a former inspector, who had collaborated with the Nazis and has been condemned to be shot by the liberating forces, is offered leniency in exchange for the completion of a delicate task: unmasking the “moles” of the former Vichy government inside the French communist party.      
But nothing goes according to plan and Sadorski finds himself in one of France’s worst detention centers at the Choisy square in Paris, where the FTP sequesters and tortures hundreds of culprits and innocents alike. Yet Sadorski plans to escape, hoping to find his wife Yvette, who has disappeared in the prison system of the great purge. To achieve his goal, Sadorski needs money, which he plans to obtain by blackmailing former Nazi collaborators still living in the French capital. To succeed in this perilous endeavor, he can count on the help of his former colleagues from his precinct as well as on a young and conceited militia soldier turned grafter, who all pose as members of the French Resistance. Meanwhile, the police and the military security service FFI are still nipping on his heels….
 
Key points
A thrilling and controversial subject that will spark discussion: the everyday life of citizens during the purge instigated by the Resistance after the Liberation of France
A well researched and documented narrative that draws on unpublished materials from the archives of the police prefecture
A work of fiction that uncovers a deeper truth beyond the mere historical fact by showing how a “past that does not want to pass” leaves its painful imprint on people’s lives
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EAN : 9782221259740
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 544
Size : 140 x 225 mm
Robert Laffont