Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Foreign Words & Phrases) for Thursday, May 11, 2017:
Often used to describe artists ahead of their time, it was also the name of a youth militia in WWII Vichy France
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Lindsey Henry, a 1st grade teacher from Waco, Texas
||Nan Cohen, a high school English teacher from Van Nuys, California||Michael Camp, a high school Spanish teacher from Chicago, Illinois
What is avant-garde?
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In Vichy France, the avant-garde was a section of the Milice for boys and girls. The Milice was a political paramilitary organization created in order to fight against the French Resistance during the war. The Milice was thought to be more dangerous by the Resistance, due to their extensive local knowledge.
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