A Train in Winter (MP3-CD): A Story of Resistance, Friendship, and Survival

by Caroline Moorehead
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Audio | March 1, 2012 | Audio Book (CD) |

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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 lycée; 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.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: March 1, 2012

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1455160245

ISBN - 13: 9781455160242

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A Train in Winter (MP3-CD): A Story of Resistance, Friendship, and Survival

A Train in Winter (MP3-CD): A Story of Resistance, Friendship, and Survival

by Caroline Moorehead
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: March 1, 2012

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1455160245

ISBN - 13: 9781455160242

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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 lycée; 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.

About the Author

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo, and Martha Gellhorn. Well known for her work in human rights, she has published a history of the Red Cross and an acclaimed book about refugees, Human Cargo. Her previous book was Dancing to the Precipice, a biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin. She lives in London and Italy.

Editorial Reviews

“By turns heartbreaking and inspiring.”— New York Times Book Review “Compelling and moving…The literature of wartime France and the Holocaust is by now so vast as to confound the imagination, but when a book as good as this comes along, we are reminded that there is always room for something new…A necessary book.”— Washington Post “A compelling account of human suffering and courage in the face of appalling brutality. And by the careful use of detail, and an almost obsessive curiosity, Ms. Moorehead has succeeded in frustrating one of the main aims of the Nazis’…the memory of ‘le Convoi des 3100’ has not disappeared.”— Wall Street Journal “An extremely moving and intensely personal history of the Auschwitz universe as experienced by these women…A powerful and moving book.”— Times Literary Supplement (London) “The first complete account of these extraordinary women and, incredibly, over sixty years later we are still learning new and terrible truths about the Holocaust…An important new perspective…Careful research and sensitive retelling.”— Boston Sunday Globe “As Moorehead delves deeply into the women’s fight for survival, her narrative seamlessly comes together in order to share a significant part of history whose time has come to be heard.”— Christian Science Monitor “[A] moving novelistic portrait…An inspiring and fascinating read.”— People “Haunting account of bravery, friendship, and endurance.”— Marie Claire “Moorehead…traces the lives and deaths of all her subjects wit
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