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Episode 50 - Howl: Violette Noziere, 1930s Paris & the Invisible Generation

In the summer of 1933, 18-year-old Violette Noziere poisoned her parents before heading out to enjoy the Parisian nightlife. When she was arrested and gave the motive for her crime, Violette scandalized the country.


Breton, Andre. Violette Nozieres (Brussels: Editions Nicolas Flamel, 1933).

Maza, Sarah. Violette Noziere: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011).

Reynolds, Sian. France Between the Wars: Gender and Politics (London: Routledge, 1996).

Traub, Courtney. “La Coupole, a Montparnasse Brasserie Haunted With Artistic History.” Paris Unlocked. 10 October, 2023.

Warner, Judith. “The Murder that Transfixed 1930s Paris.” Book Review - Violette Noziere. New York Times. 3 June, 2011.

Music: Credits to David Fesilyan 

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