Barbara Lambauer is a historian specializing in the history of World War Two in Europe, and is an associate researcher with the UMR 8138 Sirice (Paris). She is the author of Otto Abetz et les Français ou l’envers de la collaboration (Fayard, 2001), a work that received the 2002 prix Eugène Colas from the Académie française, as well as a number of articles notably exploring collaboration and the policies of repression and persecution of Jews in France and Europe. She also wrote the critical apparatus for the French version of the Journaux de Joseph Goebbels (for the 1933-1942 period). From 2012 to 2014, she participated in the research for the “La persécution et l’assassinat des Juifs d’Europe” editorial project (Editionsprojekt "Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden 1933-1945," Berlin-Munich-Fribourg), notably volume 12, published in January 2015 (Europe de l’Ouest et du Nord).