Books, books and MORE books. Fascinating books for readers and writers about World War II, foreign places, and knowledge for inspiration.
Books taking place in foreign places
A Good Place to Hide-Peter Grose –written in 2015, historical non-fiction-excellent details about the saving of the Jewish children and adults during WWII by the townspeople in Chambon-sur-Lignon, old photos included.
Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed– Philip Hallie-written in 1979-very detailed, interesting photos-historical non-fiction from a professor’s viewpoint of Chambon-sur-Lignon during WWII.
Doors to Madame Marie-Odette Meyers-written in 1997, novel based on true story, set in Germany
The Nightingale-Kristen Hannah-best seller-excellent novel about WWII
Sarah’s Key-Titiana de Rosnay-another bestseller and movie from 2011 about one family’s Holocaust horrors
All the Light We Cannot See-Anthony Doerr-best seller-excellent WWII story in France and Germany setting
Lilac Girls–Martha Hall Kelly-best seller-a novel based on the sulfa experiments in Ravensbruck, Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust. Takes place in Germany, Poland, France and the U.S. A story which needs telling but difficult for the overly compassionate to read.
The Last Time I Saw Paris-Lynn Sheene-novel-takes place during WWII
Paris: A Love Story-Kati Marton-memoir about her life as the wife & ex-wife of Peter Jennings
An extensive book list with much insight about Auschwitz and World War II:
MORE books about the Holocaust:
Hidden on the Mountain – DeSaix & Ruelle – Stories of Children Sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chambon (new to list)
Hitler’s Art Thief-Susan Ronald – How Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich
Auschwitz #34207:The Joe Rubinstein Story-Nancy Sprowell Geise – How Joe survived several concentration camps, arrived in the US to become a famous shoe designer through faith and courage.
The Bones of Time-Liliane Richman – A memoir from a Jewish child who lived through the 1940’s. She lived with a Catholic family in Southern France. Later reunited with her family later.
If you have a favorite that takes place in France or other European countries, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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