A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France (Book, 2012) [Stanley Public Library]
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A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France

A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France

Author: Caroline Moorehead
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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"They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives; a singer at the Paris Opera; a midwife; a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, secreted Jews to safety, transported weapons, and conveyed clandestine messages. The youngest was a schoolgirl of sixteen, who scrawled 'V' (for victory) on the walls of her lycée; the eldest, a farmer's wife in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Moorehead
ISBN: 9780061650710 0061650714 9780061650703 0061650706
OCLC Number: 814408670
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2011 by Chatto & Windus"--Title page verso.
Description: 374 pages, 14 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: An enormous toy full of subtleties --
The flame of French resistance --
Daughters of the Enlightenment --
The hunt for resisters --
Waiting for the wolf --
Indulgent towards women --
Recognising the unthinkable --
"We have other plans for them" --
Frontstalag 122 --
Le Convoi des 31000 --
The meaning of friendship --
Keeping alive, remaining me --
The disposables --
Pausing before battle --
Slipping into the shadows.
Responsibility: Caroline Moorehead.

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"They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives; a singer at the Paris Opera; a midwife; a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, secreted Jews to safety, transported weapons, and conveyed clandestine messages. The youngest was a schoolgirl of sixteen, who scrawled 'V' (for victory) on the walls of her lycée; the eldest, a farmer's wife in her sixties who harbored escaped Allied airmen. Strangers to one another, hailing from villages and cities across France--230 brave women united in defiance of their Nazi occupiers--they were eventually hunted down by the Gestapo. Separated from home and loved ones, imprisoned in a fort outside Paris, they found solace and strength in their deep affection and camaraderie. In January 1943, they were sent to their final destination: Auschwitz. Only forty-nine would return to France. Drawing on interviews with these women and their families, and on documents in German, French, and Polish archives, A Train in Winter is a remarkable account of the extraordinary courage of ordinary people--a story of bravery, survival, and the enduring power of female friendship."--Page 4 of cover.
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