TORRIE, Julia

Julia Torrie (PhD Harvard) is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at St. Thomas University. Her research pertains to Social and cultural history of war and occupation; Social and family policy; Transnational and comparative history; and Germany and France in the modern era. Her publications include: For Their Own Good: civilian evacuations in Germany and France, 1939-1945 (March 2010); and "The Many Goals of Assistance: The Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt and aid to French civilians in 1940," in War & Society (May 2007). Moreover, Dr. Torrie has been invited to deliver numerous public lectures as regards her research expertise [on her research], notably: “‘Es ist doch auch schön einmal, 'La douce France' kennenzulernen:’ Wahrnehmungen von Wehrmachtssoldaten im besetzten Frankreich 1940-44,” delivered in German, Stadtmuseum Oldenburg (August 2009); “‘...und meine Leute wollen einen Ausflug nach Mont St. Michel und St. Malo machen:’ Germans in France, 1940-44,” delivered at Basel University (May 2009); and “‘Leben wie Gott in Frankreich’: German soldiers as occupiers in France, 1940-1944,” delivered at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study (November 2008).

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