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Sisters in the Resistance: How Women Fought to Free France, 1940-1945

Sisters in the Resistance: How Women Fought to Free France, 1940-1945

Margaret Collins Weitz

ISBN: 978-0-471-19698-3

Mar 1998

358 pages

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Critical acclaim for Sisters in the Resistance

"Often moving . . . always fascinating . . . women in the French Resistance is a key subject. Margaret Weitz has gathered personal testimonies . . . and set them in an intelligible context that helps us understand how all French people--men and women--experienced the Nazi occupation." --Robert Paxton, Mellon Professor of Social Sciences, Columbia University, and author of Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940-1944.

"Compulsive reading . . . a valuable book which vividly portrays the intricacies of resistance within France, written in an easy but serious style." --Times Literary Supplement (London).

"An absolutely stunning and compelling chronicle of dauntless courage and unflagging patriotism." --Booklist.

"[Margaret Collins Weitz's] well-researched, thoughtful study. . . has filled a gap in the history of World War II." --Publishers Weekly.

"Balancing absorbing narrative and astute analysis, Margaret Collins Weitz has integrated the unsung achievements of women into the history of the French Resistance." --Carole Fink, Professor of History, The Ohio State University, and author of Marc Bloch: A Life in History.

"Fifty years after the end of World War II, Sisters in the Resistance renders homage to the courageous women of the French Resistance. It is high time for their contributions to be fully acknowledged, and fortunate indeed that they have found such a sympathetic, scholarly, and lucid chronicler in Margaret Collins Weitz." --Marilyn Yalom, author of Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory.
Women and the War-within-a-War.

France under German Occupation.

French Women under the Vichy Regime.

Organizing Resistance in France.

Resistance: A Family Affair.

Young and Alone.

War Is a Man's Affair.

Support Services: Women's Eternal Vocation.

Dangerous Liaisons.

Room and Board: Critical Concerns.

Choosing Roles.


Conclusion: Women and the Legacy of the Resistance.