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Women Of The Resistance

Author : Marc E. Vargo
ISBN : 9780786465798
Genre : History
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Women took part in perilous resistance missions during World War II alongside a much larger number of male resistance agents. This book presents the lives of eight women who, at profound risk to themselves, chose to challenge the Third Reich. Hailing from diverse regions of the world--the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and North America--the women shared privileged backgrounds of financial and social prominence as well as a profound sense of social justice. As to their deeds with the Resistance, they ranged from forging documents and hiding persecuted Jews to orchestrating sabotage operations and crafting a nonviolent protest movement within Nazi Germany itself. As could be expected, the costs were great, capture and execution among them, but the women's achievements did succeed in helping to win the war.
Category: History

Africa And World War Ii

Author : Judith A. Byfield
ISBN : 9781107053205
Genre : History
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This volume offers a fresh perspective on Africa's central role in the Allied victory in World War II. Its detailed case studies, from all parts of Africa, enable us to understand how African communities sustained the Allied war effort and how they were transformed in the process. Together, the chapters provide a continent-wide perspective.
Category: History

50 Women Against Hitler

Author : Stephan D. Yada-Mc Neal
ISBN : 9783752825718
Genre : Social Science
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Women in the resistance is to this day a barely treated topic of the historiography of World War II. But many successful actions of the Allies, the knowledge of German activities would not have been possible without the perilous use of women. Whether as spies, as couriers of important news, in the supply and accommodation of resistance fighters or refugee soldiers of the Allies, without the energetic help of women many lives would have been lost. This book tries to use examples of women from different countries to record how active and sometimes very effective their work was. But this book also commemorates those women who lost their lives in this fight against oppression, occupation and barbarism.
Category: Social Science

Women Of Valor

Author : Joanne D Gilbert
ISBN : 9780989084130
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Women of Valor: Polish Resisters to the Third Reich provides a unique and inspiring perspective on the extraordinary Jewish and non- Jewish women who risked everything to defy the Nazis. In this highly readable and educational collection of true stories, educator, public-speaker and author Joanne D. Gilbert celebrates the heroines of World War II who not only fought the horrors of the Holocaust, but survived well into their 80s and 90s—living lives of commitment to the human spirit and human rights. “ . . . I saw that a Nazi was already chasing me . . . I felt and heard bullets flying by—I just kept on running.” ~18-year-old Partisan Manya Feldman “I also had a grenade with which to blow myself up so if captured, I wouldn’t break under torture.” ~ 19-year-old Partisan Faye Schulman “Face-to-face with Adolf Eichmann . . . instead of being struck by terror, I was struck by how normal he looked.” ~17-year-old Lola Lieber “I was determined to be as strong and productive as a boy. . . . I helped the posted guards . . . I camouflaged trails, and scouted out the surrounding areas for safety.” ~7-year-old Miriam Brysk
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Preaching In Hitler S Shadow

Author : Dean G. Stroud
ISBN : 9780802869029
Genre : History
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What did German preachers opposed to Hitler say in their Sunday sermons? When the truth of Christ could cost a pastor his life, what words encouraged and challenged him and his congregation? This book answers those questions. Preaching in Hitler's Shadow begins with a fascinating look at Christian life inside the Third Reich, giving readers a real sense of the danger that pastors faced every time they went into the pulpit. Dean Stroud pays special attention to the role that language played in the battle over the German soul, pointing out the use of Christian language in opposition to Nazi rhetoric. The second part of the book presents thirteen well-translated sermons by various select preachers, including Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, and others not as well known but no less courageous. A running commentary offers cultural and historical insights, and each sermon is preceded by a short biography of the preacher.
Category: History

Village Of Secrets

Author : Caroline Moorehead
ISBN : 9780062202499
Genre : History
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Eastern France. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of this tiny mountain village and its parishes saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, freemasons, communists, OSS and SOE agents, and Jews. Many of those they protected were orphaned children and babies whose parents had been deported to concentration camps. With unprecedented access to newly opened archives in France, Britain, and Germany, and interviews with some of the villagers from the period who are still alive, Caroline Moorehead paints an inspiring portrait of courage and determination: of what was accomplished when a small group of people banded together to oppose their Nazi occupiers. A thrilling and atmospheric tale of silence and complicity, Village of Secrets reveals how every one of the inhabitants of Chambon remained silent in a country infamous for collaboration. Yet it is also a story about mythmaking, and the fallibility of memory. A major contribution to WWII history, illustrated with black-and-white photos, Village of Secrets sets the record straight about the events in Chambon, and pays tribute to a group of heroic individuals, most of them women, for whom saving others became more important than their own lives.
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My Battle Against Hitler

Author : Dietrich von Hildebrand
ISBN : 9780385347532
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"This unpublished memoir from German-Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand demonstrates his opposition to anti-Semitism, his prescient understanding of just how deadly Nazism and Hitler would be, and his courage as he perpared to flee Germany"--
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sophie Scholl

Author : Frank McDonough
ISBN : 0752455117
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a shocking but ultimately inspirational biography of a German heroine who defied Hitler and was executed for her beliefs.
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