Pub. Date:
Fordham University Press
An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia D'Albert-Lake / Edition 1

An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia D'Albert-Lake / Edition 1

by Judy Barrett Litoff


View All Available Formats & Editions
Current price is , Original price is $35.0. You
Select a Purchase Option (3)
  • purchase options
  • purchase options

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823225828
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 03/14/2008
Series: World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension
Edition description: 3
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 760,952
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

JUDY BARRETT LITOFF’s books include We’re in This War Too: World War II Letters from American Women in Uniform and, from Fordham, Fighting Fascism in Europe: The World War II Letters of an American Veteran of the Spanish Civil War. She is Professor of History at Bryant University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Editor's Note     ix
Introduction: Women and the French Resistance: The Story of Virginia d'Albert-Lake   Judy Barrett Litoff     xi
Remembering My Mother   Patrick d'Albert-Lake     xxxv
The Diary, October 11, 1939-April 1944
Outbreak of War to the Fall of France, October 11, 1939-June 23, 1940     3
Life after the Fall of France, June 24, 1940-August 29, 1940     50
Life after the Fall of France, September 1940-April 1944     75
The Memoir, "My Story"
Working for Comet Escape Line and Arrest, Fall 1943-June 14, 1944     91
Imprisonment at Fresnes and Romainville, June 15, 1944-August 15, 1944     119
Deportation to Ravensbruck, August 15, 1944-August 22, 1944     142
Internment at Ravensbruck and Torgau, August 22, 1944-October 16, 1944     155
Internment at Konisgberg, October 16, 1944-February 2, 1945     177
Return to Ravensbruck, February 2, 1945-February 28, 1945     209
Liebenau, February 28, 1945-Late May 1945     223
Epilogue     238
Afterword   Jim Calio     242
Appendixes     247
Further Reading     265
Index     267

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia D'Albert-Lake 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Leonard/Trudy Kane More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. The details were fantastic! I loved the set up of the "footnotes", which were easily accesable as I read. I found them very informative and helpful to read as I read the book. It took a little bit longer to read but helped make the book more informative. It made it very easy to get back to the place where I was reading. The struggle that Virginia went through and her strength was amazing. She helped so many people without any selfish motives. It made me appreciate more the sacrifices that men and womem did during WWII. My life is blessed because God put these people to help rid this world of the tyranny of those years!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a personal account of life as a political prisoner in German Nazi encampments and is not a dry recitation of history, but rather a passionate, real and often unbelievable account of the strength of an American woman, married to a Frenchman and how she survives her ordeal guided by the love of her adopted country and her man. The writing is superb and the book a page turner. I teared many times and, as with most great books I read, I didn't want it to come to an end. Yes, I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago