A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France
Publish date: September 1st 2011
Publisher: Random House Export
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
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, World War II
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...
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...
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
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...
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 ...
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