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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Georges Scapini Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1976
    Collection number: 78011
    Creator: Scapini, Georges, 1893-1976
    Collection Size: 27 manuscript boxes, 2 album boxes 13.1 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    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
    Language: French.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    Literary rights held by Lucie Marie Scapini, Jean-Marie Scapini, and Francois-Marie Scapini

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Georges Scapini Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1978.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

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

    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 Author, Mission sans Gloire
      1928, L'apprentissage de la nuit 1928, A Challenge to Darkness
      1929 Translated with an Introduction by Helen Keller
    1976, March 25 Died in Cannes, France