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Spotlight on France

Podcast: Scrapping France’s elite training school, teaching the Holocaust, and the origins of La Marseillaise

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Spotlight on France episode 4
Spotlight on France episode 4 RFI

How do you teach about the Holocaust when the survivors are dying? A teacher talks about this tricky period of history. Plus, an interview with political pundit Rokhaya Diallo on breaking the mould and making her way into the French public sphere. Also, why does it matter that Macron wants to get rid of France’s top public servant training school? And the story behind France’s national anthem, La Marseillaise.In this episode:- Rokhaya Diallo (@RokhayaDiallo), writer and journalist- Julie Van Rechem, middle school history-geography teacher For more stories about France and beyond, visit

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