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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

ISBN: 0061650706

Title: A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France

Author: Caroline Moorehead

KDL Description:

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 940.5308 MOO

Definitely not a book that will brighten up your day, this true story of the women who fought injustice and fascism and who were arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps in eastern Europe needed to be told. Many of those who survived the war returned to lives irreparably broken. Moorehead does not spare the reader any of the awful details of the experience, but she does convey an understanding of what can happen when people are caught up in history.
—Mark at KDL’s Krause Memorial branch

Amazon Description:

In January 1943, 230 women of the French Resistance weresent to the death camps by the Nazis who had invaded and occupied theircountry. This is their story, told in full for the first time—a searing andunforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the powerof friendship. Caroline Moorehead, a distinguishedbiographer, human rights journalist, and the author of Dancing to the Precipiceand Human Cargo, brings to life an extraordinary story that readers ofMitchell Zuckoff’s Lost in Shangri-La, ErikLarson’s In the Garden of Beasts, and Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbrokenwill find an essential addition to our retelling of the history of WorldWar II—a riveting, rediscovered story of courageous women who sacrificedeverything to combat the march of evil across the world.