A Train in Winter

A Train in Winter

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives?a singer at the Paris Opera, a midwife, a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, spirited Jews to safety, transported weapons, and conveyed clandestine messages. The youngest was a schoolgirl of fifteen who scrawled ?V? for victory on the walls of her lycee; the eldest, a farmer's wife in her sixties who harbored escaped Allied airmen. Strangers to each other, hailing from villages and cities from across France, these brave women were united in hatred and defiance of their Nazi occupiers. Eventually the Gestapo hunted down 230 of these women and imprisoned them in a fort outside Paris. Separated from home and loved ones, these disparate individuals turned to one another, their common experience conquering divisions of age, education, profession, and class as they found solace and strength in their deep affection and camaraderie. In January 1943, they were sent to their final destination: Auschwitz. Only forty-nine would return to France. A Train in Winter draws on interviews with these women and their families; German, French, and Polish archives; and World War II resistance organization documents to uncover a dark chapter of history that offers an inspiring portrait of ordinary people, of bravery and survival, and of the remarkable, enduring power of female friendship.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781455160259
1455160253
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 57 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Mccaddon, Wanda
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Oct 20, 2015

A- history of the hundreds of particularly French women , and the men who were Resisters during WWII The horrendous experiences they faced under the monstrous Nazi-controlled countries - in particular - France in this history, is unimaginable to those who consider themselves to be human beings: the death camps where women, children and men were gassed to death - their bodies cremated, including babies who were thrown still ALIVE into the flames; the work camps where people from all over Europe were beaten, starved and worked until they died. In this historical novel, these women were never given acknowledgement for their ultimate sacrifices - they were only women.

Hundreds of thousands upon thousands -children, women and men were murdered daily for being Jews, political prisoners, resistors, Prisoners of War and citizens who helped those in mortal danger, mentally ill people, homosexuals, gypsies and others who were disappeared for offences that were never committed resulting from resentments and the need for money as rewards regards of the truth.

I doubt that there ever was or ever will be a situation that will duplicate these incredibly horrific deeds. If anything, Hitler and his Gestapo/SS/the collaborators in his conquered countries, were the true anti-Christs.

There are some who deny that Germany was the author of this EVIL. If you are one of these, you should educate yourself of the true history of WWII.

You ask yourself: "Does God exist - even today with the evil that continues today?"

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