Outwiting The Gestpo Summary

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De Gualle, Charles. The Complete War Memoirs of Charles de Gualle. Translated by Jonathan Griffin and Richard Howard. New York: Simon and Schuster,1959.

A collection of three War memoirs written by the central resistance leader, general and statesman Charles De Gualle about his experiences in World War 2. It explains how he got involved with the resistance movement and his general feelings/ideas surronding different events and other key figures. How the resistance movement was seen at the top. Charles de Gualle is an improtent figure because he often the symbolic figurehead to the resistance movement. This memoir provides evidence of the motivations at the head of the movement.

Guehanno, Jean. Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance and Daily
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Outwitting the Gestapo. Translated by Konrad Bieber. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995.
Outwiting the Gestpo is the memoir of Lucie Aubrac and her Jewish husband Raymond, who participated in the Resistence movement.

Lucie Aubrac, of Catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a Lyon girls ' school and newly married to Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II broke out and divided France. The couple, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the Resistance movement in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. Outwitting the Gestapo is Lucie 's harrowing account of her participation in the Resistance: of the months when, though pregnant, she planned and took part in raids to free comrades—including her husband, under Nazi death sentence—from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Butcher of Lyon.
The translator, Konrad Bieber, is an emeritus professor of French and comparative literature at SUNY, Stony Brook, and a survivor of Nazi
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