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Olivier Wieviorka (born 1960), is a French historian specializing in the history of World War II and the French Resistance. He is a faculty member at the École normale supérieure de Cachan.

He is known for his controversial claim that, during World War II, Canadian First Nations soldiers scalped their prisoners.[1]


He is the brother of Michel Wieviorka.

His paternal grandparents, Polish Jews, were arrested in Nice during World War II and died at Auschwitz. His father, a refugee in Switzerland, and his mother, daughter of a Parisian tailor and a refugee in Grenoble, survived the war.[2]


  1. ^ Ward, John (November 8, 2010), "Des Autochtones accusés d'avoir scalpé pendant la Deuxième Guerre", La Presse (in French).
  2. ^ "Annette Wieviorka". Archived from the original on 2012-04-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)