Faith, Courage, and Survival in a Time of Trouble

Faith, Courage, and Survival in a Time of Trouble

by France J. Pruitt, Judy Priven

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This book tells the story of a nominally Jewish Belgian family who spent more than four years during the Second World War as refugees in the south of France. The narrator was five years old when the family left Brussels and ten when they returned. At first, the family lived openly in a rented farm, supporting themselves as farmers. But they eventually had to go into hiding and were sheltered by families in the region who risked their lives by doing so.
In June of this year, several members of the family returned to the region to dedicate a granite bench in honor of the courageous efforts of its people. Speeches and pictures from the dedication ceremony are presented at the end of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780557406210
Publication date: 10/16/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 111
Sales rank: 1,141,162
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

After growing up in war-torn Europe, Dr. France J. Pruitt emigrated to the US at age 16, speaking hardly any English. Dr. Pruitt received her Bachelors Degree from Swarthmore College, her Master of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her doctorate from l'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, part of the Sorbonne in Paris.

Judy Priven is the coauthor of Hello! USA, now in it's fourth edition. She is a writer and an expert on cross cultural training and adaptation particularly of foreign students studying in the US. France Pruitt has similar expertises.

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