New PDF release: A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women,

By Caroline Moorehead

ISBN-10: 0062097768

ISBN-13: 9780062097767

They have been academics, scholars, chemists, writers, and housewives; a singer on the Paris Opera, a midwife, a dental health practitioner. They dispensed anti-Nazi leaflets, published subversive newspapers, concealed resisters, secreted Jews to defense, transported guns, and conveyed clandestine messages. The youngest was once a schoolgirl of fifteen who scrawled "V" for victory at the partitions of her lycÉe; the eldest, a farmer's spouse in her sixties who harbored escaped Allied airmen. Strangers to one another, hailing from villages and towns from throughout France, those courageous girls have been united in hatred and defiance in their Nazi occupiers.

finally, the Gestapo hunted down 230 of those girls and imprisoned them in a fortress outdoors Paris. Separated from domestic and household, those disparate members grew to become to each other, their universal adventure conquering divisions of age, schooling, occupation, and sophistication, as they discovered solace and energy of their deep affection and camaraderie.

In January 1943, they have been despatched to their ultimate vacation spot: Auschwitz. merely forty-nine might go back to France.

A educate in Winter attracts on interviews with those ladies and their households; German, French, and varnish documents; and records held by means of global warfare II resistance companies to discover a dismal bankruptcy of background that gives an inspiring portrait of normal humans, of bravery and survival—and of the impressive, enduring strength of girl friendship.

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Steil fallen die Wände in die dunkle Tiefe, die hier und da vom bläulich blendenden Aufleuchten der Schneidebrenner und Schweißflammen zerrissen wird. Bleicher Schein fällt auf die Boote, zeichnet sie aus dem Dunkel heraus und zeigt ihre Unterwasserformen. Hilflos, rechts und links von Stützbalken gehalten, liegen sie auf Stapelklötzen, rundbauchige Tiefseefische. Da ist ein Tanker-U-Boot eingedockt. Es ist plump wie ein See-Elefant. Sein Oberdeck lädt weit nach den Seiten aus, als wollte es die Wände des Docks auseinanderdrücken.

Schnell gurgeln die Männer der abgelösten Wache einen Schluck heißen Kaffee hinunter, ziehen sich die nassen Gummistiefel von den Füßen, putzen ihre Gläser und stauen sie weg. Der Unteroffizier geht nach achtern, der zweite WO mit den beiden Ausgucks nach vorn. Wenige Minuten später hat sich jeder in seine Koje verholt. Eine Weile ist wieder Stille, bis der Zentraleheizer die Lenzpumpe anstellt, die das von oben kommende Wasser aus der Bilge nach außenbords befördert. Ich klettere wieder in meine Koje.

Durch den Nebel strömt ohne Laut ein kalter Wind. Allmählich hebt sich der Nebel ganz weg. In weichen Wellen kommt die Morgendämmerung. Das Nachtmeer wird vom Licht getroffen. Überall zuckt und zittert es unter den Berührungen des Lichtes. " Jetzt sehe ich auch: Hoch oben, fast im Zenith, flimmern noch bleich ein paar Sterne. Die Kimm zeichnet sich nun ringsum schon klar und deutlich ab. Der Obersteuermann wird zu genauen Messungen kommen. Eilfertig kommt er herauf, nimmt einen schnellen Rundblick und nickt mit dem Kopf, was eine Anerkennung für die Gestirne und die Kimm bedeuten soll.

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