A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (The Resistance Trilogy)

by Caroline Moorehead | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0061650714 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, July 08, 2018
from the North Wales Train Station

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Journal Entry 3 by wingResQgeekwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 18, 2019
Arrived in the mail yesterday. I'm adding it to my TBR mountain range. Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by wingResQgeekwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Wednesday, December 11, 2019
In January 1943, a train filled with 230 French women departed France for an unknown destination. These women were members of the French resistance, or at least accused of being such, and their destination was not disclosed as part of an intentional policy to try to intimidate others who might try to resist German occupation of France. At the end of the war, only 49 of these women had survived to return to France. This book tells the story of these women.

The first part of the book details the activities of these women prior to their capture by the Germans, how they opposed German occupation is ways small and large. These women came from a range of backgrounds, but once captured, they began to forge a bond of friendship that would be fundamental to their survival at the brutal hands of their captors.

The second half of the book tells to horrific tale of what happened to these women after that train departed. They were taken to Birkenau, at Auschwitz, where they endured brutal treatment, starvation rations, and inhuman conditions. The descriptions of this ordeal are graphic and difficult to read, but serve as part of the damning record of some of the worst abuses ever perpetrated by people against other people. That any of these women survived is an absolute miracle and a testament to the indomitable human will to survive.

While these 230 women are an insignificant portion of the overall human carnage wrought by the Nazi killing apparatus, this does not diminish the importance of this book. With its detailed account of the lives and deaths of these women, it fills in gaps in the greater account of this evil.

Journal Entry 5 by wingResQgeekwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 18, 2020

Released 1 yr ago (1/18/2020 UTC) at Rockville, Maryland USA


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