BarbaraNathalie's Reviews > A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France

A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
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Dec 08, 2011

it was amazing
Read from December 04 to 10, 2011

The premise of this book is that the only hope for survival is to have a group of friends in which everyone looks out for all members of the group. During the second world war, 230 women, ranging in age from sixteen through sixty-seven are shipped to labor and death camps. They are French women. Most were resitance workers or provided shelter for resisters; some don't know why they were arrested.

The women who survive are ill, and emotionally scarred forever. What is different about this book, from other WWII books, is that most of the women travel together from one camp to another. The intimate details of why one woman survives and another doesn't is brilliantly researched and written.

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Corinne  E. Blackmer From what you've written, this is now a must read book for me. I, too, believe that survival depends on group love, solidarity, and cohesion.

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