Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War




      Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War
A real life Suite Fran aise, this riveting diary by a key female member of the French Resistance in WWII is translated into English for the first timeAgn s Humbert was an art historian in Paris during the German occupation in 1940 Though she might well have weathered the oppressive regime, Humbert was stirred to action by the awful atrocities she witnessed In an Best Download Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War [ By ] Agnès Humbert [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

Agn s Humbert was an art historian, ethnographer and a member of the French Resistance during World War II She has become well known through the publication of a translation of the diary of her experiences during the War in France and in German prisons at the time of the Nazi occupation.

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  • Hardcover
  • 370 pages
  • Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War
  • Agnès Humbert
  • English
  • 19 March 2018
  • 1596915595

10 thoughts on “ Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War

  1. Chrissie says:

    I am recommending this book to anyone interested in the political agitators that sought to fight the Nazis I consider it one of the better books written on the subject It begins and ends with transcripts of the author s diary entries The first date from June 1940 to April 1941, ending two days before the author s interrogation by the Gestapo The final diary transcripts date from April 1945, four years later, after American liberation The intervening section was writte...

  2. Anne says:

    This is a truly excellent memoir It is a unique account of WW11 told from the viewpoint of a French art historian whose acts of bravery and resistance eventually get her arrested Despite deportation to Germany and two years in a slave labor camp, Humbert maintains her humanity, her sense of purpose, not to mention her sense of humor After liberation Agnes is put in charge of the local German population her organizing abilities and her personal strength are immediately apparent to the This is a truly excellent memoir It is a unique account of WW11 told from the viewpoint of a French art historian whose acts of bravery and resistance eventually get ...

  3. Rebecca Budd says:

    R sistance is a woman s journal that was written in a very dangerous and terrible time Yet during the darkest of the darkest moments and in the most desperate of circumstances, Agn s Humbert embodies courage, strength and purpose.R sistance was founded by intellectuals who had no knowledge of espionage, intelligence gathering or secret codes Their strength was drawn from moral anger and used brilliantly in their fight against tyranny and injustice Agn s Humbert, a 46 year old art historian R sistance is a woman s journal that was written in a very dangerous and terrible time Yet during the darkest of the darkest moments and in the most desperate of circumstances, Agn s Humbert embodies courage, strength and purpose.R sistance was founded by intellectuals who had no knowledge of espionage, intelligence gathering or secret codes Their strength was drawn from moral anger and used brilliantly in their fight against tyranny and injustice Agn s Humbert, a 46 year old art historian and ethnographer, was an improbable candidate for the task that lay ahead Divorced, with two adult sons, she worked at The Mus e de l Homme, one of Paris s most prestigious museums Co conspirators included the unlikely Jean Cassou, distinguished cultural and political figure of prewar Fra...

  4. Marty Selnick says:

    This book is the actual journal of a Frenchwoman s experiences during World War II At the start of the war Agn s Humbert was a bookish art historian working in a museum in Paris After the occupation of Paris began Agnes and other staff at the museum were replaced by Nazi sympathizers Together with some of her friends she decided to form a small resistance cell to share information and publish anti Nazi propaganda in a pamphlet called Resistance This cell was composed of other middle This book is the actual journal of a Frenchwoman s experiences during World War II At the start of the war Agn s Humbert was a bookish art historian working in a museum in Paris After the occupation of Paris began Agnes and other staff at the museum were replaced by Nazi sympathizers Together with some of her friends she decided to form a small resistance cell to share information and publish anti Nazi propaganda in a pamphlet called Resistance This cell was composed of other middle classed scholars, artists, writers, and even some social gadflies All well intentioned amateurs So, you can imagine a resistance run by amateurs was inevitably riddled with amateur errors It was not long before the arrests began Agnes was arrested in 1941 and spent the next four years in abominable c...

  5. Kathryn says:

    This book seems intriguing in spite of some of the three star reviews it has received on Good Reads For one, I m not sure I could ever be temporarily burned out on WWII as one reviewer was nor will the existence of subst...

  6. Stephen says:

    Having recently read Irene Nemirovsky s Suite Francaise about life in Occupied France, I was intrigued to come across this astonishing journal by a woman who joined the Resistance indeed helped found one of the earliest groups in Paris , was captured, and survived four years in French prison and Nazi slave labor camps Her journal is first person, present tense, and, except for the years in prison, written at the time, as the events occurred This gives it an immediacy and authenticity both Having recently read Irene Nemirovsky s Suite Francaise about life in Occupied France, I was intrigued to come across this astonishing journal by ...

  7. M.K. says:

    An astonishing account of one woman s involvement in the French resistance, her arrest, imprisonment, and experience during three years at German slave labour camps Agnes Humbert s account has both immediacy and candour She survives unimaginable ho...

  8. F.R. says:

    Agn s Humbert s story is a remarkable one A middle aged Parisian academic who by her own admission had lived a lot of her life through books, but who nevertheless found steel in her soul when the Germans invaded in 1940 Joining up with like minded friends and acquaintances, all inspired by speeches by the exiled Charles de Gaulle, she worked within Paris to drive forward a resistance and keep the notion of a Free France constantly in F...

  9. Kiwi Begs2Differ ✎ says:

    Another memoir from an eye witness to the horrors of WWII Humbert s journal gives the reader an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and textures of an era It plunges the reader into the atmosphere of that first year of Nazi occupation of France, into the minds and hearts of the first Resistance members She was an intelligent and courageous woman who stubbornly refused to give up, during captivity and forced labor, her spirits never wavered Her determination is humbling 3.5 stars Another memoir from an eye witness to the horrors of WWII Humbert s journal gives the reader an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and textures of an era It plunges the reader into the atmosphere of that first year of Nazi occupation of France, into the minds and hearts of the first Resistance members She was an intelligent and courageous woman who stubbornly refused to give up, during captivity and forced labor, her spirits never wavered Her determination is humbling 3.5 starsFav ...

  10. Pamela says:

    WOW Bar none one of the most compelling reads this year for me I have been reading about the circumstances of WWII this year from many points of view purely by accident This book by far exceeds the others Perhaps it is because I find Agnes to be a testament to the strength of women Also because most of literature on the subject of the Holocaust seems to be written by men, about men and about only the experiences OF men This memoir reminded me of the story of Corrie Ten Boom from Haarlem, WOW Bar none one of the most compelling reads this year for me I have been reading about the circumstances of WWII this year from many points of view purely by accident This book by far exceeds the others Perhaps it is because I find Agnes to be a testament to the st...

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