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The nine : the true story of a band of women who survived the worst of Nazi Germany / Gwen Strauss.

Strauss, Gwen, (author.).

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  • 1 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 6 total copies.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 940.581 STR (Text) 37521531008235 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 06/01/2021
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 940.53 STR (Text) 39230032136481 Adult New Books Checked out 05/29/2021
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 940.53 STR (Text) 33187004807356 Nonfiction Checked out 06/01/2021
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell 940.531 STR (Text) 36823002253535 New Books On holds shelf -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 920 Strauss (Text) 31208913239028 new non-fiction Reshelving -
Whiting PL - Whiting ON ORDER (Text) WHTNG9781250239297 On order On order -

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  • ISBN: 9781250239297
  • ISBN: 125023929X
  • Physical Description: xii, 317 pages : black & white map, illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Nine Xi -- Map Of Escape Route Xi I I -- Hélène -- Zaza -- Nicole -- Lon And Guigui -- Zinka -- Josée -- Jacky -- Mena -- The Longest Day -- Return To Life -- Finding The Way Home -- It's Only A Goodbye.
Summary, etc.:
"The Nine follows the true story of the author's great aunt Helene Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris. The nine women were all under thirty when they joined the resistance. They smuggled arms through Europe, harbored parachuting agents, coordinated communications between regional sectors, trekked escape routes to Spain and hid Jewish children in scattered apartments. They were arrested by French police, interrogated and tortured by the Gestapo. They were subjected to a series of French prisons and deported to Germany. The group formed along the way, meeting at different points, in prison, in transit, and at Ravensbrück. By the time they were enslaved at the labor camp in Leipzig, they were a close-knit group of friends. During the final days of the war, forced onto a death march, the nine chose their moment and made a daring escape. Drawing on incredible research, this powerful, heart-stopping narrative is a moving tribute to the power of humanity and friendship in the darkest of times"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Podliasky, Hélène, 1920-2012.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, German.
Women political prisoners > France > Biography.
Women concentration camp inmates > France > Biography.
Prisoner-of-war escapes > Germany.
Prisoners of war > Germany > Biography.
Guerrillas > France > Biography.
Guerrillas > Netherlands > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > France.
Ravensbrück (Concentration camp)

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