Roxana-Ionela Cristea
Roxana-Ionela Cristea
M.A. Student, the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the Faculty of International Business and Economics (started in 2020); B.A. Degree in International Relations and European Studies (graduated in 2010); Executive Manager and Coordinator of the Medical Tourism Program @American Medical Center – health consultancy for Romanian patients at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel (from 2010 until present); passionate about entrepreneurship, learning, writing and diplomacy
We Still Have Paris!

We Still Have Paris!

The Germans occupied Paris on June 14th, 1940 without a fight. The event came one month after the Germans entered France and just a few months after the war started. Everyone expected France to intervene against Hitler’s attack on Poland on September 1st, 1939. But the France of the Right was admiring his regime and even the France of the Left was not substantially against it and was also against war and in favour of pacifism, especially after the huge losses from World War I. France made no moves. Moreover, Germany found an open city in Paris and an entire nation believing in Hitler’s victories everywhere. France was divided in two after the occupation: the North, including Paris and the entire west coast, was under German occupation; the Southern half was controlled by a newly formed government with Vichy as its capital, being in fact just a puppet state under the same authority. More


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