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A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival - Community Reviews back

by Caroline Moorehead
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
I did find parts of this book dry, but it is less dry when the women get imprisoned. While I enjoyed the whole book, I did find it a little annoying that it was at times as if we were looking in at the women instead of following one narrative. This might be a product of the subject matter, but I did...
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it 5 years ago
This was a hard book to read, but it should be - the Holocaust was an atrocity millions did not survive, and reading about it should never be easy. But I believe we owe the survivors the dignity and honor of telling their stories, in whatever way they feel those stories should be told. That is why I...
Dee's Blog Blog
Dee's Blog Blog rated it 6 years ago
struggling right now because I know that I have to return the ebook to the library in a few days...so going to put it aside and get a print copy
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 6 years ago
This was a very disturbing, but very well written book. In January 1943, 230 women were put on a train to Auschwitz. Only a handful would survive to the end of WWII. Many of these women were members of the French resistance, working to see the end of the German occupation of France, as well as helpi...
nouveau
nouveau rated it 7 years ago
ContInning coverage of iBooks 2.99 specials; half a description of France occupied, half the specific fates of a certain resistance convoy sent to the camps. Avoids histrionic absolute victimization but then fails to explore in depth the ambiguities of shooting a non Nazi naval officer waiting on a ...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France airs more on the side of academic history than popular biography when recounting the experiences of female French resisters during the Second World War. These women are from various classes, ideologies,...
KOMET
KOMET rated it 7 years ago
This book is true to its billing. Though I was born a couple of decades after the Second World War, the War itself for me is not an abstraction. My father and several relatives served in the military during the War, experienced the hazards of combat in Europe. Besides, my father also knew people...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 7 years ago
ETA: please see message 27 below. This is a concise summary of my view:I am glad I read it, but I do believe it has too many problems to give it more stars. I am glad I learned about this French group of women - particularly since I live and spend time in France! I also appreciated that the French b...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 8 years ago
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. What a dynamic, powerful gem this book is! First, it showed the strength of women to stand up against the visciousness of the Nazi Regime. Second, the book was written in a manner which was intense. I was a bit concerned when I first had begun to read...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 8 years ago
dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry dry A veritable Sahara of a book (minus the camels). The importance of memorializing these women is not in question, and I know many people will appreciate this book. I just couldn't take the writing. One quibble I had with the portion ...
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