World War II Book Group

The World War II Book Group will discuss Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead (Harper, $16.99). During the Second World War, the inhabitants of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, Freemasons, communists, and, above all, Jews, many of them orphans whose parents had been deported to concentration camps. There were no informers, no denunciations, and no one broke ranks. After the war, Le Chambon became one of only two places in the world to be honored by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations. Just why and how Le Chambon and its outlying villages came to save so many people has never fully been told. Caroline Moorehead paints an inspiring portrait of courage and determination: of what was accomplished when a small group of people banded together to oppose tyranny.

Event date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France (The Resistance Trilogy #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062202482
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 27th, 2015