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5.0 out of 5 stars
Fascinating true story of a woman who was part of the early French resitance and then survived being a save labourer in Germany, 10 Aug 2009
Agnes Humbert has written an engrossing account of her life as a member of one of the first resistance groups to spring up after the fall of France, followed by the details of her arrest, imprisonment in France, her trial and the her deportation to a slave labour camp in Germany. The book also covers the period immediatley after the German defeat and the part she played in helping to identify Germans who had taken an active part in the abuse of her fellow slave workers and other atrocities.
She comes across as a woman of complete conviction who had a strong sense that she needed to maintain her dignity at all costs, in order to survive the terrible conditions in which she was forced to live.
Although extremely sad and distressing in parts, it is also moving and uplifting. Highly recommended.