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The Order of the Day with author Éric Vuillard

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St San Francisco, CA, 94115 US (map)
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This event will be conducted mostly in French with an interpreter. 

Free garage parking is available on Pierce between Ellis and Eddy (click here for a map)

Winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt, this behind-the-scenes account of the manipulation, hubris, and greed that led to Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria dismantles the myth of an effortless victory. Although the newsreels captured a motorized army on the move, in reality the Panzers broke down en masse on the roads into Austria. Éric Vuillard’s meticulously researched account of the Anschluss ultimately reveals a patchwork of minor flourishes of strength, fevered telephone calls, and vulgar threats.

Éric Vuillard, a writer and filmmaker, was born in Lyon in 1968. He has written nine
award-winning titles, including Conquistadors, La Bataille d’Occident, and Congo. Vuillard
won the 2017 Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize, for The Order of the
Day,
which is being published by Other Press in an English translation by Mark Polizzotti
this fall. Vuillard lives in Rennes, France.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation.
Co-presented by the
JFCS Holocaust Center and the Consulate General of France in San Francisco.

Program made possible, in part, by Paul and Shirley Kadden.