Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France (Hardback)
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Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 10/07/2014
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This book is Sunday Times Top Five Bestseller Shortlisted For The Samuel Johnson Prize 2014. From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II. High up in the mountains of the southern Massif Central in France lies a cluster of tiny, remote villages united by a long and particular history. During the Nazi occupation, the inhabitants of the Plateau Vivarais Lignon saved several thousand people from the concentration camps. As the victims of Nazi persecution flooded in - resisters, freemasons, communists and Jews, many of them children - the villagers united to keep them safe. The story of why and how these villages came to save so many people has never been fully told. But several of the remarkable architects of the mission are still alive, as are a number of those they saved. Caroline Moorehead has sought out and interviewed many of the people involved in this extraordinary undertaking, and brings us their unforgettable testimonies. It is a story of courage and determination, of a small number of heroic individuals who risked their lives to save others, and of what can be done when people come together to oppose tyranny.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780701186418
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 698 g
Dimensions: 243 x 166 x 36 mm

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“Morality and compassion”

This important book is easy to read in style if not in content, thus making an important and under-reported series of events accessible to a wider audience. It takes place mainly on a remote plateau in France during... More

Paperback edition
25th July 2015
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“A Riveting Read!”

Village of secrets is a meticulously researched and complex book about the saving of Jews during World War II in Vichy France. The sheer level of detail that the author has gone into surrounding the people and... More

Paperback edition
31st July 2015
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“An Important and Unforgettable Story”

I am not sure that 'enjoy' is the right way to describe my reaction to this beautifully written book that I was sent for free in return for a review. It has made me both angry and immensely sad but I was... More

Paperback edition
4th August 2015
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