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Blog: Through Testimony
Blog Posts by Leticia Villasenor
July 18, 2014
On July 16 -17, 1942, over 13,000 Jews from Paris and its suburbs were rounded up by French police in the early morning hours and forcefully taken from their homes to both the Vélodrome d’Hiver, a winter cycling stadium in Paris, and to the Drancy internment camp.
March 5, 2014
The other morning I checked the BBC News website like I always do only to discover that French film director Alain Resnais had passed away at the age of ninety-one. Resnais’s films frequently explored the relationship between memory, consciousness, and the imagination in a non-linear manner and his innovative method of filmmaking won him numerous awards and prestige throughout his prolific career.
About Leticia Villasenor
Leticia Villasenor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of French and Italian at USC. Leticia holds a B.A. in French and a B.A. in International Relations from USC, as well as an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver and an M.A. in French from USC. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation entitled: "Memory Transformations in Postwar France: Ethical Implications of Contemporary Shoah Films and Literature." Leticia was a student Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation.