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  • Title: Georges Scapini papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1976
    Collection Number: 78011
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: French
    Physical Description: 27 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (15.1 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, writings, legal documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to French politics, French prisoners of war in Germany during World War II, and the trial of Georges Scapini as a Nazi collaborator, 1952
    Creator: Scapini, Georges, 1893-1976
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    Literary rights held by Lucie Marie Scapini, Jean-Marie Scapini, and Francois-Marie Scapini. For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1978.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Georges Scapini Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Georges Scapini

    1893, October 4 Born in Paris, France
    1914-1918 Wounded in combat, lost eyesight
    1928-1940 Deputy, National Assembly
    1940-1944 Ambassador to Germany, Chief of the Diplomatic Service for Prisoners of War
    1944, December Arrested by the German authorities, having refused to serve the French government in Sigmaringen, Germany
    1945, May Incarcerated by the French authorities for intelligence with the enemy; released after 10 months
    1949 Tried in absentia; sentenced to 5 years of hard labor
    1952 Tried by a military tribunal; acquitted
    1960 1929 Translated with an Introduction by Helen Keller
      1928, L'apprentissage de la nuit 1928, A Challenge to Darkness
      Author, Mission sans Gloire
    1976, March 25 Died in Cannes, France

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons
    World War, 1939-1945 -- France
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists
    Prisoners of war
    War crime trials
    France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945
    France -- Politics and government -- 1914-1940
    Diplomats -- France
    France -- Foreign relations -- Germany
    Germany -- Foreign relations -- France