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A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
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May 20, 12

Read from May 18 to 20, 2012

This story is incredible. The true story of women in France who were part of the Resistance during WW2. I have to say thqt is is the first time I've read a Holocaust book(and I read many) in this format-the true story told in a sort of text book style- lots of facts, names, dates,etc. I learned A LOT! Mostly, when you think of concentration camps-Aucshwitz, Treblinka, etc- you think of the Jews that were sent there; you don't realize that others were also condemed. The French(as in this story),Gypsies, Poles, Hungarians,men, women and children- not all Jews, just people who "did wrong" against the Germans; also the different political parties that were involved, namely the Communists. This is a gut wrenching story of the French women who went throught this excruciating time. Their struggle for survival - or not- their incredible resilience, strength, bonding, freindship and support of each other. This is not light reading and should be taken as a learning experience.

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