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

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

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A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France
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A train in winter
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an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France
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Caroline Moorehead
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eng
Summary
"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."--p. [4] of cover
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JRK
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  • illustrations
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index present
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D802.F8
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M6367 2011
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non fiction
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A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France, Caroline Moorehead
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A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France, Caroline Moorehead
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"Originally published in Great Britain in 2011 by Chatto & Windus"--t.p. verso
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-351) and index
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21 cm.
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Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
374 p.
Isbn
9780061650710
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ill., maps
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(OCoLC)814408670

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