The place given to women and the way we look at them are some of the challenges that drive our society today. Far from the posterity of men, women and their actions have often been forgotten or little valued, especially in the story of the Second World War. Yet, whether they are resistance fighters, collaborationists, soldiers, Jews, mothers or housewives, women have had to position themselves, get involved or simply try to survive this troubled period in history.
Through the Women of the 1940s exhibition, the Museum of the Resistance and Deportation of Isère looks back on the history of Isère women in the 1940s, from the interwar period to the Liberation. Their path, their choices and their roles are evoked through numerous documents – photographs, clothing, textual or filmed testimonies, substitute products – presented for the first time.
An unprecedented exhibition that invites visitors to immerse themselves in the daily lives of women in the 1940s.
In partnership with the National Office for Veterans and War Victims.
Musée de la Résistance, 14, rue Hébert, 38000 Grenoble
Nov 23rd, 2020 – Jan 4th, 2021