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A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival
 
 
Author
Caroline Moorehead.
Publisher Chatto & Windus  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.15 x 6 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9780701182823
Pages/Publication Date 374/2011
Daedalus Item Code 41320
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(One of the New York Times Notable Books of 2011) The youngest of the group was a schoolgirl of 16, who scrawled "V" (for victory) on the walls of her lycée; the eldest, a farmer's wife in her 60s who harbored escaped Allied airmen. Strangers to one another, hailing from villages and cities across France, they were 230 women united in defiance of their Nazi occupiers. They were eventually hunted down by the Gestapo and imprisoned in a fort outside Paris, where they found solace and strength in their deep affection and camaraderie, before being sent to Auschwitz. Only 49 returned after the war. The biographer of Freya Stark, Iris Origo, and Martha Gellhorn, human rights activist Caroline Moorehead tells the "heartbreaking and inspiring" stories (NYTBR) of ordinary women under extraordinary circumstances.

"Heightened by electrifying, and staggering, detail, Moorehead's riveting history stands as a luminous testament to the indomitable will to survive and the unbreakable bonds of friendship."—Booklist (starred review)

 
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