A Good Place to Hide : How One Community Saved Thousands of Lives from the Nazis in WWII, Paperback Book

A Good Place to Hide : How One Community Saved Thousands of Lives from the Nazis in WWII Paperback

Description

During the occupation of France in WWII the villages around Le Chambon-sur- Lignon pulled off an astonishing and largely unknown feat.

Risking everything, they underwent a long-running battle of nerves and daring to hide 5,000 men, women and children, 3,500 of them Jews, from the Nazis and their Vichy stooges.

Despite the danger, a whole community rallied together, from the pacifist pastor who defied orders to the glamorous female agent with a wooden leg, from the 18-year-old master forger to the schoolgirl who ran suitcases stuffed with money for the Resistance.

Told using first-hand testimonies of many of the survivors and face-to-face interviews conducted by the author, A Good Place to Hide is the thrilling story of ordinary people who thwarted the Nazis and sheltered strangers in desperate need.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, 16pp black and white photographs
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781857886498

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