Outwitting the Gestapo
Call Number944.0816 A89o
Statement of ResponsibilityLucie Aubrac ; translated by Konrad Bieber with the assistance of Betsy Wing ; with an introduction by Margaret Collins Weitz.
SummaryLucie Aubrac (1912-2007), of Catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a Lyon girls' school and newly married to Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when the Second World War broke out and divided France. The couple, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the Resistance movement in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. Outwitting the Gestapo is Lucie's harrowing account of her participation in the Resistance: of the months when, though pregnant, she planned and took part in raids to free comrades—including her husband, under Nazi death sentence—from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Butcher of Lyon. Her book is also the basis for the 1997 French movie, Lucie Aubrac, which was released in the United States in 1999. —Publisher
Physical Description xxii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the French by Konrad Bieber with the assistance of Betsy Wing.
PublisherLincoln : University of Nebraska Press
EditionFirst Bison Book printing
- Includes bibliographical references (pages xxi–xxii)
RecognitionGifted in 2012 by Karen Martin