“Each and every one of you must become a chef”: Toward a Social Politics of Working‐Class Childhood on the Extreme Right in 1930s France*

  title={“Each and every one of you must become a chef”: Toward a Social Politics of Working‐Class Childhood on the Extreme Right in 1930s France*},
  author={Laura Lee Downs},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={1 - 44}
  • L. Downs
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
In January of 1938 a young girl from Lille, Camille Rogie, wrote an earnest letter to Antoinette de Preval, director of the Croix de feu/Parti social francais’s working-class leisure association, Travail et loisirs, in hopes of securing the job of monitrice in one of the association’s many colonies de vacances.1 Camille harbored vague hopes of someday having a career in social services, perhaps working with children, but as she sadly acknowledged in her letter, she had left school before… 
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