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And there was light : the extraordinary memoir of a blind hero of the French resistance in World War II

by Lusseyran, Jacques.

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"Autobiography addressing the author's childhood experience of inner spiritual vision after becoming blind as a boy, his forming a boys' resistance group in occupied Paris at age seventeen (which later merged with DeĢfense de la France), and his imprisonment in the Buchenwald concentration camp"--Pr... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Clear water of childhood
  • Revelation of light
  • The cure for blindness
  • Running mates and teachers
  • My friend Jean
  • The visual blind
  • The troubled earth
  • My country, my war
  • The faceless disaster
  • The plunge into courage
  • The brotherhood of resistance
  • Our own defense of France
  • Betrayal and arrest
  • The road to Buchenwald
  • The living and the dead
  • My new world.
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