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A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship and survival in World War Two

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A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship and survival in World War Two
Call No: 944.0816 M82t

Call Number944.0816 M82t
Dates2012; ©2011
Statement of ResponsibilityCaroline Moorehead.
Creators & ContributorsMoorehead, Caroline (author)
Summary"On an icy morning in Paris in January 1943, 230 French women resisters were rounded up from the Gestapo detention camps and sent on a train to Auschwitz—the only train, in the four years of German occupation, to take women of the Resistance to a death camp. [A Train in Winter] is the story of these women. It is about who they were, how and why they joined the Resistance, how they were captured, their journey to Auschwitz and their daily life in the death camps—and what it was like for the 49 survivors when they returned to France. Six of the women were still alive in 2010 and able to tell their stories of the great affection and camaraderie that took hold among the group. They became friends, and it was precisely this friendship that kept so many of them alive." —Back cover
ContentsPart One
  1. An enormous toy full of subtleties
  2. The flame of French resistance
  3. Daughters of the Enlightenment
  4. The hunt for resisters
  5. Waiting for the wolf
  6. Indulgent towards women
  7. Recognising the unthinkable
  8. 'We have other plans for them'
  9. Frontstalag 122
Part Two
  1. Le Convoi des 31000
  2. The meaning of friendship
  3. Keeping alive, remaining me
  4. The disposables
  5. Pausing before the battle
  6. Slipping into the shadows
Appendix: the women
Physical Description 374 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherToronto : Vintage Canada
EditionVintage Canada Edition
  • "Originally published in hardcover in Canada in 2011 by Random House Canada… and simultaneously in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus." —Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 345–351) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2015 by David & Susie Zacks