Moulin, Malraux and memories of the Maquis

Two members of the Resistance, from Liberation collection book Ceux du maquis (In process.19)

Two members of the Resistance, from Liberation collection book Ceux du maquis (In process.19)

On December 19, 1964, Jean Moulin’s ashes were deposited in the Panthéon, where André Malraux (then Ministre des Affaires Culturelles) gave his eulogy. Watch the eulogy and read the text. Both Malraux and Moulin are now in the Panthéon, a testament to the important place that each holds in the cultural history of 20th century France. Given the immense influence that both had, it is not surprising that each is well represented in the University Library, and throughout Cambridge libraries. The purpose of this blog is to highlight areas of strength among libraries in Cambridge, so this post will talk about how the Liberation Collection has expanded the UL’s collections relating to Malraux and Moulin, and more broadly the Resistance. This collection is constantly growing, and when we first wrote about it, as the UL’s exhibition was opening, 320 books had been received by the Library and entered onto the catalogue. That number now stands at 450. Continue reading