French Heroines, 1940-1945: Courage, Strength and Ingenuity
About the Book
Here are the stories of 18 women who are little known yet who stand out because of their extraordinary courage during the German occupation in World War II, when they risked their lives, engaging in clandestine activities to overcome the Nazis. Why eighteen? Because the number eighteen ("chai" in Hebrew) stands for life, which they gave back to persecuted innocents; these women embody the spiritual meaning of that number. Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant, they transcend religions in the name of a common ideal.
About the Author
Monique Saigal is a retired professor of French from Pamona College in Claremont, California, where she taught courses in literary analysis (prose, poetry, and theater), modern French novels and film. Dr. Saigal received her Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.