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Victor Bodson (1902-1984) : un notable luxembourgeois dans la tourmente européenne au XXe siècle : Une approche biographique

Abstract : Victor Bodson (1902–1984) is an eminent figure who marked Luxembourg political life as lawyer, Socialist Member of Parliament, member of the government in exile and minister in several governments. He was notably in charge of the ministry of justice and had to deal with thorny issues of the post-war period, such as the épuration, war criminals and judicial reform. He concluded his remarkably long political career as European Commissioner in 1967. Surprisingly, there have been no studies so far about this important actor of Luxembourg history. This article provides a first biographical approach based on research on Luxembourg elites undertaken by the author over the past years. It takes into consideration Bodson’s personality, his ideas and his acts in the various roles he occupied. The text is based on a range of public and private sources, among which an unpublished interview conducted by the historian Emile Haag. The latter allows to address Bodson’s self-perception and his views on how he tackled difficult issues with no half-measures.
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Mauve Carbonell. Victor Bodson (1902-1984) : un notable luxembourgeois dans la tourmente européenne au XXe siècle : Une approche biographique. Hémecht. Revue d’histoire luxembourgeoise / Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte, Éditions Saint-Paul, 2016, pp.411-434. ⟨hal-01446303⟩

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