With the help of Christian neighbours, they evaded arrest for several years in Paris by living undercover beginning in July, 1942. After Sarah's mother was arrested and then rescued, Sarah's parents went into deep hiding, while their eight children found refuge in rural villages scattered around France. Through the help of a French Resistance organisation, the Sixieme, Sarah escaped to Switzerland in May, 1944 and her entire family was reunited in Paris after the Liberation in 1945.
This personal and historical account of an era conveys the day-to-day life of a teenage girl living in Nazi-occupied France with the ever-present threat of death. Despite her loneliness, hardships and the derailment of her childhood dreams, she kept her strong family ties and maintained her faith in humanity.
This memoir demonstrates the qualities of resilience and courage that enabled individuals and families such as Sarah's to survive. By reliving one family's way of coping with a social and political crisis, we learn about ourselves and our own society.
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 231 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm