- Henry Rousso
Henry Rousso (born
1954in Cairo) is a contemporary French historianspecializing in World War IIFrance.
He studied at the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud, the
Sorbonne, and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Rousso's notable work includes a seminal paper on
Vichy Franceentitled "The Vichy Syndrome" ( 1987) where he coined a phrase commonly used to describe the era, "passé qui ne passe pas" ("past that doesn't pass" [cite web|url=http://www.hbs.edu/bhr/archives/bookreviews/76/2002springdreid.pdf|title=The Occupation, the French State, and Business (book review) - BUSINESS HISTORY REVIEW - Donald Reid] - the expression was possibly inspired by Ernst Nolte's June 6, 1986 article entitled "Die Vergangenheit, die nicht vergehen will" — "The past that does not want to pass away").
Rousso currently serves as Director of Research at the French national scientific research Center (CNRS) with which he has been involved since
1981. [cite web|url=http://www.ihtp.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article537&lang=en|title=Institut d’histoire du temps présent - IHTP - Rousso Henry]
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