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Resistance A Real Life Suite Fran Aise, This Riveting Diary By A Key Female Member Of The French Resistance In WWII Is Translated Into English For The First TimeAgn S Humbert Was An Art Historian In Paris During The German Occupation In Though She Might Well Have Weathered The Oppressive Regime, Humbert Was Stirred To Action By The Atrocities She Witnessed In An Act Of

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  • Hardcover
  • 370 pages
  • Resistance
  • Agnès Humbert
  • English
  • 25 August 2017
  • 1596915595

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  1. says:

    I am recommending this book to anyone interested in the political agitators that sought to fight the Nazis I consider it one of the better books written on the subject It begins and ends with transcripts of the author s diary entries The first date from June 1940 to April 1941, ending two days before the author s interrogation by the Gestapo The final diary transcripts date from April 1945, four years later, after American liberation The intervening section was written immediately after the I am recommending this book to anyone interested in the political agitators that sought to fight the Nazis I consider it one of the better books written on the subject It begins and ends with transcripts of the author s diary entries The first date from June 1940 to April 1941, ending two days before the author s interrogation by the Gestapo The final diary transcripts date from April 1945, four years later, after American liberation The intervening section was written immediately after the war It covers her imprisonment, trial, deportation to Germany and life as a slave worker, classified as a political criminal The book was first published in 1946 and it was one of the first of its kind Its immediacy, the author s candor and rambunctious spirit shine throughout This is a remarkable book The author has something vital to tell us and she does it with precision, candor, spirit and humor Humor in a book detailing the life in labor camps Yes, biting humor Humor, when the situation is as bad as it is, almost hurts I get back from the factory after a truly grueling night, prostrated with exhaustion I am going to sleep like a log, I know But then I see my bunk is already occupied I start to make a fuss, but a plaintive voice beneath my blankets soon pulls me up short Oh please, please, don t be angry I haven t got lice and I haven t made your bed dirty I discover this is the new regulation For lack of space, the day shift and the night shift will take turns to sleep in the same bunks From now on we will find our bunks already warmed for us How delightfulpage 151 I marked line after line that I wanted to quote, but I simply cannot put them all here One example will have to suffice.Agn s Humbert Oct 12, 1894 Sept 19, 1963 was a mature woman of forty six at the date of her first diary entries She had a solid political background An art historian, she is articulate, well educated, committed and passionate As a member of the fledgling French Resistance, as one with vivid war experiences of life in labor camps and as one there in the confusion of the war s aftermath, she describes it all, simply and powerfully She experienced it all, and she has a remarkable writing ability All parts are written in the first person present tense This was one of the most difficult war books I have ever read, difficult simply because she makes it so very real and she makes the reader care ETA I should perhaps add that the book has a well written Afterward I read it in fact both before and again after finishing the book You get additional information about the author It is written by Julien Blanc There are also photos and extensive notes

  2. says:

    This is a truly excellent memoir It is a unique account of WW11 told from the viewpoint of a French art historian whose acts of bravery and resistance eventually get her arrested Despite deportation to Germany and two years in a slave labor camp, Humbert maintains her humanity, her sense purpose, not to mention her sense of humor A wonderful example of these takes place after liberation Agnes is put in charge of the local German population her organizing abilities and her personal strength This is a truly excellent memoir It is a unique account of WW11 told from the viewpoint of a French art historian whose acts of bravery and resistance eventually get her arrested Despite deportation to Germany and two years in a slave labor camp, Humbert maintains her humanity, her sense purpose, not to mention her sense of humor A wonderful example of these takes place after liberation Agnes is put in charge of the local German population her organizing abilities and her personal strength are immediately apparent to the allies She points a toy gun at the the German civilians and threatens them with it when they are reluctant to follow her orders Then, she goes off giggling with her friend There are literary, artistic and intellectual allusions throughout the book Some of them I had to look up My GR friend Wendy wrote that this is a woman she would have loved to meet I couldn t agree

  3. says:

    Mi diario se acaba el 13 de abril de 1941 sin embargo, mis recuerdos son tan claros que puedo escribir sobre ellos siguiendo un orden rigurosoNo podr a calificar al libro con menos estrellas, debido a que es un diario y su forma es mucho m s libre Ha sido una gran experiencia meterme dentro de las anotaciones de Agn s Humbert, a quien no conoc a hasta que hall el libro de casualidad Si bien sent a dudas sobre los momentos de confecci n del diario cu ndo escribe c mo recuerda todoMi diario se acaba el 13 de abril de 1941 sin embargo, mis recuerdos son tan claros que puedo escribir sobre ellos siguiendo un orden rigurosoNo podr a calificar al libro con menos estrellas, debido a que es un diario y su forma es mucho m s libre Ha sido una gran experiencia meterme dentro de las anotaciones de Agn s Humbert, a quien no conoc a hasta que hall el libro de casualidad Si bien sent a dudas sobre los momentos de confecci n del diario cu ndo escribe c mo recuerda todo , la cita que a ad me indic una posible soluci n de qu manera podr a olvidar el horror que vivi Humbert intent resistir la ocupaci n de Par s, la encarcelaron y la condenaron a trabajos forzados en Alemania Los fragmentos en donde cuenta detalladamente sus vivencias provocan sentimientos de toda clase, ya que trasmite tanto lo bello como lo indignante No me quedan dudas, eso s , sobre el esp ritu encendido de Humbert a veces, ese esp ritu la lleva a equivocarse y la brutal honestidad prejuicios incluidos y eran esperables con la que escribi describi cinco largos a os Es un buen documento, una voz m s que se suma a mantener fresca la memoria y una perspectiva de la Segunda Guerra Mundial a la cual, personalmente, no me hab a acercado

  4. says:

    R sistance is a woman s journal that was written in a very dangerous and terrible time Yet during the darkest of the darkest moments and in the most desperate of circumstances, Agn s Humbert embodies courage, strength and purpose.R sistance was founded by intellectuals who had no knowledge of espionage, intelligence gathering or secret codes Their strength was drawn from moral anger and used brilliantly in their fight against tyranny and injustice Agn s Humbert, a 46 year old art historian an R sistance is a woman s journal that was written in a very dangerous and terrible time Yet during the darkest of the darkest moments and in the most desperate of circumstances, Agn s Humbert embodies courage, strength and purpose.R sistance was founded by intellectuals who had no knowledge of espionage, intelligence gathering or secret codes Their strength was drawn from moral anger and used brilliantly in their fight against tyranny and injustice Agn s Humbert, a 46 year old art historian and ethnographer, was an improbable candidate for the task that lay ahead Divorced, with two adult sons, she worked at The Mus e de l Homme, one of Paris s most prestigious museums Co conspirators included the unlikely Jean Cassou, distinguished cultural and political figure of prewar France, Boris Vild , an authority in the Polar Regions, and Anatole Lewitsky, a specialist on Siberian shamanism Not the usual people selected for an underground movement.R sistance is not an easy read because it gives graphic details of what actually happened in the work camps and prisons during World War II It is intense and candid While there are betrayals and deaths, it is primarily a story of redemption and about the friendships cemented by a common cause As the story unfolds, I was captivated by the humour and the laughter at the same time, I was awestruck by how many risks were taken to distribute their newspaper, R sistance.Would I be as courageous Would I see the danger Would I resist evil If you read R sistance and I strongly suggest you do these are the hard hitting questions you will ask yourself when you meet Agn s Humbert.https ontheroadbookclub.com

  5. says:

    This book is the actual journal of a Frenchwoman s experiences during World War II At the start of the war Agn s Humbert was a bookish art historian working in a museum in Paris After the occupation of Paris began Agnes and other staff at the museum were replaced by Nazi sympathizers Together with some of her friends she decided to form a small resistance cell to share information and publish anti Nazi propaganda in a pamphlet called Resistance This cell was composed of other middle classe This book is the actual journal of a Frenchwoman s experiences during World War II At the start of the war Agn s Humbert was a bookish art historian working in a museum in Paris After the occupation of Paris began Agnes and other staff at the museum were replaced by Nazi sympathizers Together with some of her friends she decided to form a small resistance cell to share information and publish anti Nazi propaganda in a pamphlet called Resistance This cell was composed of other middle classed scholars, artists, writers, and even some social gadflies All well intentioned amateurs So, you can imagine a resistance run by amateurs was inevitably riddled with amateur errors It was not long before the arrests began Agnes was arrested in 1941 and spent the next four years in abominable circumstances Prisons, forced labor, and slavery Throughout she managed to stay alive This is the story of a remarkable woman who was very brave in dangerous times, and of her ability to deal with very harsh conditions.The book is written in the first person, present tense which gives it a real sense of urgency The first third of the book is her own journal entries from her time working for the Resistance The remainder of it was written during the nine months after her liberation, but she continued to write it in the style of a diary as if she had a journal and pen in prison with her She writes my memories are so clear that I am able to commit them to paper as they happened and in strict sequence I remember everything as clearly as though it was written in notebooks, one event after another I thought it was a pretty damn good book

  6. says:

    Having recently read Irene Nemirovsky s Suite Francaise about life in Occupied France, I was intrigued to come across this astonishing journal by a woman who joined the Resistance indeed helped found one of the earliest groups in Paris , was captured, and survived four years in French prison and Nazi slave labor camps Her journal is first person, present tense, and, except for the years in prison, written at the time, as the events occurred This gives it an immediacy and authenticity both pow Having recently read Irene Nemirovsky s Suite Francaise about life in Occupied France, I was intrigued to come across this astonishing journal by a woman who joined the Resistance indeed helped found one of the earliest groups in Paris , was captured, and survived four years in French prison and Nazi slave labor camps Her journal is first person, present tense, and, except for the years in prison, written at the time, as the events occurred This gives it an immediacy and authenticity both powerful and rare Her style combines a dispassionate description of often harrowing facts and events with her passoniate, personal reaction to them poignant, intelligent, full of rage, humor and humanity The physical and psychological suffering she endured would have destroyed most people and did destroy some of the others she crossed paths with But she found somewhere the strength to maintain her integrity and her righteous indignation and she survived A quote from the journal written after her liberation, after all she went through, underlines the relevance of her story today in the end, national frontiers exist only as lines on maps There are just people those who fight for civilization, and those who fight against it Just those two camps No

  7. says:

    This book seems intriguing in spite of some of the three star reviews it has received on Good Reads For one, I m not sure I could ever be temporarily burned out on WWII as one reviewer was nor will the existence of substantial appendices, an involved cast of characters, or any unfortunate disimilarities to The Hiding Place be a serious issue.Looking forward to it.

  8. says:

    Agn s Humbert s story is a remarkable one A middle aged Parisian academic who by her own admission had lived a lot of her life through books, but who nevertheless found steel in her soul when the Germans invaded in 1940 Joining up with like minded friends and acquaintances, all inspired by speeches by the exiled Charles de Gaulle, she worked within Paris to drive forward a resistance and keep the notion of a Free France constantly in French citizen s minds However, that is only the first Agn s Humbert s story is a remarkable one A middle aged Parisian academic who by her own admission had lived a lot of her life through books, but who nevertheless found steel in her soul when the Germans invaded in 1940 Joining up with like minded friends and acquaintances, all inspired by speeches by the exiled Charles de Gaulle, she worked within Paris to drive forward a resistance and keep the notion of a Free France constantly in French citizen s minds However, that is only the first part of this memoir, as Humbert and her cohorts were soon betrayed and she spent the rest of the war in dank prisons and then working as a slave labourer for the Nazis The descriptions of what she and her fellow prisoners went through remain incredibly harrowing, but Humbert refused to allow her spirit to buckle and it s that resistance these pages chronicle.Deep down in the British psyche there s still a grudge towards the French at how easily they surrendered in The Second World War, so it s refreshing and illuminating to read a first hand account of the anger which flared up in Paris Yes, there were peoplethan happy to collaborate with the invaders and with the new Vichy government, but there were others right from the start determined to disrupt the machine Whether that was just sticking up banners for de Gaulle in toilets or other public places, or typing Vive le g n ral de Gaulleon banknotes as no one could afford to throw away a banknote, so they d have to be passed hand to hand orambitiously starting an anti Nazi newspaper, these were people who took great risks for what they believed.But it wasn t just the politically engaged Humbert met One of the truly interesting things about the book though is how when Humbert was imprisoned, many of the other inmates were German Women of the Fatherland who d committed, in some cases, quite meaningless crimes but were given of years of hard labour in consequence And even though they were members of Aryan race, they were not spared the cruelty of their captors As that s the conclusion Humbert reaches, that there was no shared ideology in Nazism, it just allowed certain Germans to give into their lowest impulses and hurt, humiliate and even kill other people Humbert herself was beaten, starved of food, water and medical treatment, and had her hand dipped in acid And yet when recalling these dreadful moments, she is able to insert in moments of humour which show how well her spirit survived Here she is on the moment her captors told her she was now a grandmother, but for no reason other than spite rudely refused to answer any of her follow up questions What a peculiar sort of woman I must be Not satisfied with knowing that I am a grandmother, I also have to know the sex of my grandchild, his name and whether my daughter in law is well Doubtless German grandmothers are much less curiousOnly the opening section of the book, before Humbert is captured, is an actual diary When she was a prisoner it would have been almost impossible to do and a risk not worth taking if she was caught As such most of the book is written in the immediate aftermath of the war, however her anger at the various injustices and humiliations she and her fellow prisoners suffered is still sharp and painful There are a few odd mistakes America enters the war a month earlier than it should and it does have an idealised view of Stalin s Russia that was commonplace amongst the left in the thirties and forties, but this is a powerful, unremitting, compassionate and inspiring memoir

  9. says:

    WOW Bar none one of the most compelling reads this year for me I have been reading about the circumstances of WWII this year from many points of view purely by accident This book by far exceeds the others Perhaps it is because I find Agnes to be a testament to the strength of women Also because most of literature on the subject of the Holocaust seems to be written by men, about men and about only the experiences OF men This memoir reminded me of the story of Corrie Ten Boom from Haarlem, t WOW Bar none one of the most compelling reads this year for me I have been reading about the circumstances of WWII this year from many points of view purely by accident This book by far exceeds the others Perhaps it is because I find Agnes to be a testament to the strength of women Also because most of literature on the subject of the Holocaust seems to be written by men, about men and about only the experiences OF men This memoir reminded me of the story of Corrie Ten Boom from Haarlem, the Netherlands I wonder why we have not heard of Agnes before Considering that, I should hope to see manystories of women who suffered the Nazi occupation of Western Europe.This book is one that will appeal to your intelligence, but will leave you crushed and tattered at times It is a difficult read Heartbreaking to imagine someone going through this experience It was difficult to acclimate myself to the beginning of the book but after the first 30 50 pages or soyou just can t put it down Bravo All women should read this book, and read it with their daughters as an example of how one woman can change the world and survive

  10. says:

    What an amazing record of life in France in 1940 after the invasion by the Germans Agnes Humbert kept a journal of her daily life from the beginning of June 1940, and even this journal was bordering on foolish with the intensive scrutiny and activity by the SS and their fear of any criticism or protest against their regime Agnes, along with numerous others from her workplace at a museum in Paris, helped pioneer the resistance movements as they sought to fight the Nazi propaganda and also alert What an amazing record of life in France in 1940 after the invasion by the Germans Agnes Humbert kept a journal of her daily life from the beginning of June 1940, and even this journal was bordering on foolish with the intensive scrutiny and activity by the SS and their fear of any criticism or protest against their regime Agnes, along with numerous others from her workplace at a museum in Paris, helped pioneer the resistance movements as they sought to fight the Nazi propaganda and also alert the French people as to what was really happening in their country Her resistance cell decided to produce a broadsheet Resistance which they distributed through a network of contacts until the SS finally caught them in April 1941 Her male compatriots were executed by firing squad and Agnes was sentenced to five years imprisonment From that time until April 1945 Agnes was transported to Germany and worked as a slave labourer in appaling conditions She was of course unable to write a journal during that time, but according to the afterword, written by Julien Blanc, she had an amazing memory for detail and names and was then able to complete her account of those four years, writing them as a continous journal following the fall of the Third Reich Her suffering, and those of her fellow prisoners was horrifying Starvation, freezing conditions, handling chemicals which burned through the flesh, suicides, brutal overseers were all part of those four years A truly memorable account of those people who fought against the invaders as a matter of principle

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