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Women and the Holocaust
This section of a site on women in the Holocaust provides information on women partisans, and documents faith, friendship, education and art among Resistance fighters imprisoned in concentration camps during WWII.

French Resistance – Spartacus Educational
Good summary of the major people and events of the French Resistance. Includes speech excerpts from Charles de Gaulle, Albert Camus and others.

The Resistance
Site for Monsignor Renard, a four-part British television drama about the French in 1940, has two timelines and a resistance section charting the early progress of the opposition to Hitler in Occupied France.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Massive site featuring education, research, online exhibitions and searchable collection databases.

Ravensbruck Concentration Camp
Depicts the horrors of the German concentration camp for women where the “Sisters in Resistance” were imprisoned.

French Resistance - Wikipedia
Contains a brief history of the movement and a list of groups involved and notable Resistance fighters.

French Resistance – Charlotte Gray
This feature film’s website features info on real-life Resistance heroines, images and artifacts from the time and video interviews with historians.


Benz, Wolfgang and Barbara Distel, eds. Dachau and the Nazi Terror 1933-1945 - Testimonies and Memories. (See: “Anise Postel-Vinay: A Young Frenchwoman’s Wartime Experiences,” page 119). Published for the Comité International de Dachau, Brussels, 2002.

Bridenthal, Renate. When Biology Became Destiny: Women in Weimar and Nazi Germany. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1984.

Buber-Newmann, Margarete. Déportée à Ravensbruck. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1988.
(In French)

Chevrillon, Claire. Code Name Christine Clouet: A Woman in the French Resistance. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1995.

Childers, Thomas. In the Shadows of War: Three Lives United by the French Resistance. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2003.

De Gaulle-Anthonioz, Geneviève. The Dawn of Hope: A Memoir of Ravensbruck. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1999.

Delbo, Charlotte. Convoy to Auschwitz: Women of the French Resistance. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

Fogelman, Eva. Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

Hallie, Philip P. Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed. New York; HarperPerennial, 1994.

Katz, Esther and Joan M. Ringelheim. Women Surviving: The Holocaust Proceedings of the Conference. New York: Joan Ringelheim, 1983.

Marrus, Michael R. and Robert O. Paxton. Vichy France and the Jews. New York: Basic Books, 1981.

Morrison, Jack G. Ravensbruck: Everyday Life in a Women’s Concentration Camp. New York: Markus Wiener Pub, 2000.

Ottis, Sherri Greene. Silent Heroes: Downed Airmen and the French Underground. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001.

Peschanski, Denis. Collaboration and Resistance: Images of Life in Vichy France, 1940-1944. New York: Henry N. Abrams, 2000.

Poltawska, Wanda. And I Am Afraid of My Dreams. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1989.

Rittner, Carol and John K. Roth, eds. Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust. St. Paul: Paragon House, 1993.

Tillion, Germaine. Ravensbruck. New York: Doubleday, 1975.

Wood, Nancy. Germaine Tillion, Une Femme Mémoire (2003) (in French) Paris: Editions Autrement, 2003.

Weitz, Margaret Collins. Sisters in the Resistance: How Women Fought to Free France, 1940-1945. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Les Françaises à Ravensbruck (essay collection). Paris: Gallimard, 1965.
(In French)


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