French Freedom PapersMain MenuLettersSummaries of the translated letters of the French Freedom Papers collectionRelevant FiguresProvides context about the people sending, receiving, and mentioned in these lettersRelevant Events & PlacesProvides context about the historical events and places being discussed in the lettersReferencesSources used to give context to the historical events and figures found in the letters.External ResourcesLinks to external sites about Charles de Gaulle, World War II, Free French, and this collectionTranslation MethodsKSU French 7208b42ed21d3c5345086d6fd65589ad65f6b323f0c
12016-10-02T16:09:42-07:00Mary Hellmer9543bbbc864f26c17be9a9d2ad5b4c1fb3a2b378986317plain2016-12-06T17:41:18-08:00Mary Hellmer9543bbbc864f26c17be9a9d2ad5b4c1fb3a2b378Otto Abetz (1903-1958) served as the head German diplomat to Vichy France from 1940 to 1944. Abetz sought to achieve full collaboration with France and founded the German Institute in 1940 to ameliorate Franco-German relations and to expose French citizens to German culture. In July 1949 he was convicted of various war crimes, most notably for his involvement in the deportation of French Jews to concentration camps (Chen, "Otto Abetz").
12016-10-02T16:04:36-07:00Mary Hellmer9543bbbc864f26c17be9a9d2ad5b4c1fb3a2b378Relevant Figures40Provides context about the people sending, receiving, and mentioned in these lettersplain2016-12-07T12:28:51-08:00Adam Hewitt-Smith5668a062423ae2835c759a6a3349d8986e6a4532