Village of Secrets
Defying the Nazis in Vichy FranceAudiobook CD - 2014
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Eastern France. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of this tiny mountain village and its parishes saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, freemasons, communists, OSS and SOE agents, and Jews. Many of those they protected were orphaned children and babies whose parents had been deported to concentration camps. With unprecedented access to newly opened archives in France, Britain, and Germany, and interviews with some of the villagers from the period who are still alive, Caroline Moorehead paints an inspiring portrait of courage and determination: of what was accomplished when a small group of people banded together to oppose their Nazi occupiers. A thrilling and atmospheric tale of silence and complicity, Village of Secrets reveals how every one of the inhabitants of Chambon remained silent in a country infamous for collaboration. Yet it is also a story about mythmaking and the fallibility of memory.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] :, Blackstone ;, [New York] :, Harper Audio, , 
Copyright Date: ℗2014
Branch Call Number: TB 940.53360944595 Moo
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda digital,optical,stereo,rda 12 audio discs (13 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.