Denis Peschanski is Professor at the Center for Twentieth Century Social History in Paris, France. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Communisme and was director of the History of the Twentieth Century project at the Paris Center. Professor Peschanski has published nearly 70 articles throughout his career. He is author of Images de la France de Vichy (1988), Vichy 1940-1944. Contrôle et exclusion (1997), and coauthor of La police française entre bouleversements et permanences, 1930-1960 (2000).