A Good Place to Hide: How One Community Saved Thousands of Lives from the Nazis in WWII

A Good Place to Hide: How One Community Saved Thousands of Lives from the Nazis in WWII

By: Peter Grose (author)Paperback

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During the occupation of France in WWII the villages around Le Chambon-sur- Lignon pulled off an astonishing and largely unknown feat. Risking everything, they underwent a long-running battle of nerves and daring to hide 5,000 men, women and children, 3,500 of them Jews, from the Nazis and their Vichy stooges. Despite the danger, a whole community rallied together, from the pacifist pastor who defied orders to the glamorous female agent with a wooden leg, from the 18-year-old master forger to the schoolgirl who ran suitcases stuffed with money for the Resistance. Told using first-hand testimonies of many of the survivors and face-to-face interviews conducted by the author, A Good Place to Hide is the thrilling story of ordinary people who thwarted the Nazis and sheltered strangers in desperate need.

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About Author

Peter Grose is a former journalist, foreign correspondent, literary agent at Curtis Brown and publisher at Secker & Warburg. Until recently he was chairman of ACP UK. He is also the author of two highly acclaimed books on WW2. He now lives in France. www.petergrose.net

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/03/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781857886498
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781857886498
  • weight: 258
  • ISBN10: 1857886496

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