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Crown #ad - Her family sheltered jews fleeing the Nazis, including Jewish children sent away by their terrified parents. At its heart, under extraordinary circumstances, this remarkable memoir is the tale of an ordinary human being who, became the hero her country needed her to be. Always a fighter, marthe joined the French Army and became a member of the intelligence service of the French First Army.

But soon her homeland was also under Nazi rule. By traveling throughout the countryside and approaching troops sympathetic to her plight--risking death every time she did so--she learned where they were going next and was able to alert Allied commanders. When, at the age of eighty, marthe cohn was awarded France’s highest military honor, the Médaille Militaire, not even her children knew to what extent this modest woman had helped defeat the Nazi empire.

Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany #ad - The amazing story of a woman who lived through one of the worst times in human history, losing family members to the Nazis but surviving with her spirit and integrity intact. Publishers weeklymarthe cohn was a young Jewish woman living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power.

Marthe, using her perfect german accent and blond hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé, would slip behind enemy lines to retrieve inside information about Nazi troop movements. As the nazi occupation escalated, marthe’s sister was arrested and sent to Auschwitz and the rest of her family was forced to flee to the south of France.

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Survival in the Shadows: Seven Jews Hidden in Hitler's Berlin

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Open Road Media #ad - Survival in the shadows chronicles the previously untold story of the largest group of German Jews to have survived hiding in Berlin through the final and most deadly years of the Holocaust. Hiding in a small factory near Hitler’s bunker, without identification cards or food-ration stamps, they were dependent on German strangers for survival.

Relayed to barbara lovenheim by three survivors from the group, the riveting story is a touching portrayal of the bravery of these seven Jews, and a heartfelt acknowledgment of the fortitude and humanity of the compassionate Germans who kept them alive.    . Ellen lewinsky and her mother, joined them; a year later, Charlotte, Bruno Gumpel arrived.

Survival in the Shadows: Seven Jews Hidden in Hitler's Berlin #ad - When russian soldiers finally rescued the group in April 1945, the families were near death from starvation. In january 1943, unable to flee Germany, the four members of the Arndt family went underground to avoid deportation to Auschwitz. National bestseller: this “harrowing” true story of two Jewish families who survived hiding in the heart of the Nazi capital “honors the human spirit” Andrea Dworkin.

But their will to live triumphed and two months later, four of the survivors—Erich Arndt and Ellen Lewinsky, and Ruth Arndt and Bruno Gumpel—reunited in a double wedding ceremony.

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Gone to Soldiers: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Epic in scope, marge piercy’s sweeping novel encompasses the wide range of people and places marked by the Second World War. The horrors of the concentration camps; the heroism of soldiers on the beaches of Okinawa, brothers, and fathers are all conveyed through powerful, the skies above London, and the seas of the Mediterranean; the brilliance of code breakers; and the resilience of families waiting for the return of sons, poignant prose that resonates beyond the page.

Gone to Soldiers: A Novel #ad - Special attention is given to the women of the war effort, who rebels against her domineering father to become a fighter pilot, whose twin sister, a Parisian Jew sent to live with relatives in Detroit, and Naomi, like Bernice, Jacqueline—still in France—joins the resistance against Nazi rule. Gone to soldiers is a testament to the ordinary people, with their flaws and inner strife, who rose to defend liberty during the most extraordinary times.

Each of her ten narrators has a unique and compelling story that powerfully depicts his or her personality, desires, and fears. This sweeping new york times bestseller is “the most thorough and most captivating, most engrossing novel ever written about World War II” Los Angeles Times.

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Prisoner of the Samurai: Surviving the Sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway

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Casemate #ad - At the end of the war, a group of liberated prisoners of war from Southeast Asia, survivors of the sinking of the USS Houston in 1942, was sent to the ward for treatment. Many were encouraged to write down their experiences as part of their therapy. Rosalie Hamric was an R. N. Serving as charge nurse in the Psychiatric Ward of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Hospital.

. Those who survived the hard labor and harsh conditions there would be sent onto Thailand, then Singapore before arriving in Japan in 1945, spending the last few months of the war working in coal mines just 40 miles outside Nagasaki. During world War II, Lt. One, pfc, james gee, usMC did a particularly detailed job.

Prisoner of the Samurai: Surviving the Sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway #ad - Now rediscovered, James's story can be told to a new generation. Rosalie worked his accounts into a manuscript, which following her sudden death, languished in an attic for over thirty years. His account covers the sinking of the Houston, his rescue by a Japanese ship, and his experiences in Japanese camps over the next three years.

Initially a prisoner in java forced to load and unload enemy ships, then in Batavia, he was then transferred to Burma where he worked on the "death railway, " living on the banks of the River Kwai.

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Nancy Wake Biography Revised Edition

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HarperCollins #ad - As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. Peter fitzsimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis.

What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. The number one bestselling biography of our greatest war heroine - over 84, 000 copies sold in its first two formats. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis.

Nancy Wake Biography Revised Edition #ad - In the early 1930s, nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. But nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her "the white mouse" for her knack of slipping through its traps.

By the end of the second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person.

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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France P.S. Paperback

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Harper #ad - Priscilla: the hidden life of an englishwoman in Wartime France by Nicholas Shakespeare is a transcendent work of narrative nonfiction in the vein of The Hare with Amber Eyes. When nicholas shakespeare stumbled across a trunk full of his late aunt’s personal belongings, he was unaware of where this discovery would take him and what he would learn about her hidden past.

The glamorous, journals and photographs, mysterious figure he remembered from his childhood was very different from the morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the trove of love letters, surrounded by suitors and living the precarious existence of a British citizen in a country controlled by the enemy during World War II.

Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France P.S. Paperback #ad - As a young boy, shakespeare had always believed that his aunt was a member of the Resistance and had been tortured by the Germans. The truth turned out to be far more complicated. Piecing together fragments of his aunt’s remarkable and tragic story, Priscilla is at once a stunning story of detection, a loving portrait of a flawed woman trying to survive in terrible times, and a spellbinding slice of history.

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Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

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Harper #ad - With impeccable insider access to both families as well as knowledgeable CIA and FBI officers, double agents and clandestine lives, that challenges our notions of patriotism, Dillon goes beyond the fog of secrecy to craft an unforgettable story of friendship and betrayal, exposing the commonality between peoples of opposing political economic systems.

Eva had long believed that her father was a U. S. A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War. In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi with her family when her father was exposed as a CIA spy.

Both a gripping tale of spy craft and a moving personal story, Spies in the Family is an invaluable and heart-rending work. Spies in the Family includes 25 black-and-white photos. State Department employee. Dillon’s father and polyakov had a close friendship that went back years, to their first meeting in Burma in the mid-1960s.

Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War #ad - His collaboration helped ensure that tensions between the two nuclear superpowers did not escalate into a shooting war. She had no idea that he was handling the cia’s highest-ranking double agent—Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov—a Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT. Spanning fifty years and three continents, spies in the Family is a deeply researched account of two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War, and two men whose devoted friendship lasted a lifetime, until the devastating final days of their lives.

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Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds

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Harper #ad - Intimate and evocative, an homage to the tremendous Japanese American contribution to the American war effort, a scathing examination of racism and xenophobia, it is an indelible portrait of a resilient family, and an invaluable addition to the historical record of this extraordinary time. Back in hiroshima, his brothers Frank and Pierce became soldiers in the Japanese Imperial Army.

As the war raged on, one of the finest bilingual interpreters in the United States Army, island-hopped across the Pacific, Harry, moving ever closer to the enemy—and to his younger brothers. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, reconciliation, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, divided loyalties, love, loss, separation, and redemption—this is a riveting chronicle of U.

Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds #ad - S. Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America. After their father’s death, harry, and pierce Fukuhara—all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest—moved to Hiroshima, Frank, their mother’s ancestral home. Then came Pearl Harbor. Eager to go back to America, Harry returned in the late 1930s.

Harry was sent to an internment camp until a call came for Japanese translators and he dutifully volunteered to serve his country.

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The Boat Runner: A Novel

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Harper Perennial #ad - Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. The boat runner follows jacob over the course of four years, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, through the forests of France, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever.

National bestseller in the tradition of all the light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment.

Through one boy’s harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people’s stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails.     . But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys’ father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory.

The Boat Runner: A Novel #ad - When war breaks out, Jacob’s world is thrown into chaos. On days when they aren’t playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, elegant language, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad.

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The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir

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Pegasus Books #ad - But he escaped eleven months later and survived to tell the shocking and heartbreaking tale of his experience—and of those who didn’t make it out alive. Why did some live while so many others perished? Tiny children, old men, beautiful girls—in the gas chambers of Treblinka, all were equal. A central cog in the wheel of Adolf Hitler’s Final Solution, the fires of Treblinka were kept burning night and day.

Chil rajchman was twenty-eight when he arrived at Treblinka in 1942. From one of the lone survivors of the Treblinka concentration camp comes a devastating memoir of the Holocaust in the tradition of Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz. Elie wiesel calls the last Jew of Treblinka “an important, heart-rending contribution to our search for truth.

The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir #ad - Poignant and powerful, this memoir provides the only survivors’ record of the horrifying Polish extermination camp. Originally written in yiddish in 1945, without hope or agenda other than to bear witness, Rajchman’s story shows that remembering is sometimes the bravest and most painful act of all.   .

At the extermination camp, ” shaving the heads of victims, and a “dentist, he was forced to work as a “barber, ” pulling gold teeth from corpses.

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Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz

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Open Road Media #ad - In 1944, isabella leitner and her family were deported to Auschwitz, on the morning of her twenty-third birthday, the Nazi extermination camp. In fragments of isabella, Leitner reveals a glimpse of humanity in a world of darkness. There, she and her siblings relied on one another’s love and support to remain hopeful in the midst of the great evil surrounding them.

This ebook features rare images from the author’s estate. Hailed by publishers weekly as “a celebration of the strength of the human spirit as it passes through fire, written thirty years after the author’s escape from the Nazis, ” this powerful and luminous Pulitzer Prize–nominated memoir, has become a classic of holocaust literature and human survival.

Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz #ad - . The deeply moving, pulitzer Prize–nominated memoir of a young Jewish woman’s imprisonment at the Auschwitz death camp.

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