About this book
Paperback edition of Moorehead's book which tells the story of 230 French women resisters who were rounded up by the Gestapo in 1943 and sent on a train to Auschwitz. 49 of them survived, and this is a portrait not just of a harrowing part of history but of ordinary people, bravery & endurance. From the author of "Betrand Russell" and "Martha Gellhorn". 'A story of stunning courage, generosity and hope.' Kathryn Hughes, "Mail On Sunday"
On an icy dawn morning in Paris in January 1943, a group of 230 French women resisters were rounded up from the Gestapo detention camps and sent on a train to Auschwitz - the only train, in the four years of German occupation, to take women of the resistance to a death camp. This title presents the story of these women.