The Order of the Day with author Éric Vuillard
Jewish Community Library | 1835 Ellis Street | San Francisco, California
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French writer and filmmaker Éric Vuillard talks about The Order of the Day, winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt and translated into English by Mark Polizzotti. This behind-the-scenes account of the manipulation, hubris, and greed that led to Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria dismantles the myth of an effortless victory. Although the newsreels captured a motorized army on the move, in reality the Panzers broke down en masse on the roads into Austria. Éric Vuillard’s meticulously researched account of the Anschluss ultimately reveals a patchwork of minor flourishes of strength, fevered telephone calls, and vulgar threats.
Co-sponsored by the the Jewish Community Library. Co-presented by the JFCS Holocaust Center, and the Consulate General of France in San Francisco.