A Good Place to Hide : How One Community Saved Thousands of Lives from the Nazis in WWII Paperback
by Peter Grose
During the occupation of France in WWII the villages around Le Chambon-sur- Lignon pulled off an astonishing and largely unknown feat.
Risking everything, they underwent a long-running battle of nerves and daring to hide 5,000 men, women and children, 3,500 of them Jews, from the Nazis and their Vichy stooges.
Despite the danger, a whole community rallied together, from the pacifist pastor who defied orders to the glamorous female agent with a wooden leg, from the 18-year-old master forger to the schoolgirl who ran suitcases stuffed with money for the Resistance.
Told using first-hand testimonies of many of the survivors and face-to-face interviews conducted by the author, A Good Place to Hide is the thrilling story of ordinary people who thwarted the Nazis and sheltered strangers in desperate need.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, 16pp black and white photographs
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 23/03/2016
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781857886498