And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

Jacques Lusseyran


The booklet that helped motivate Anthony Doerr’s All the sunshine we won't See

An up to date variation of this vintage global battle II memoir, selected as one of many a hundred top religious Books of the 20th Century, with a brand new photograph insert and restored passages from the unique French edition

When Jacques Lusseyran used to be an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was once blinded in an twist of fate. He accomplished his education decided to take part on this planet round him. In 1941, whilst he was once seventeen, that global used to be Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran shaped a resistance crew with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the easiest. ultimately, Lusseyran used to be arrested and despatched to the Buchenwald focus camp in a shipping of 2 thousand resistance warring parties. He used to be certainly one of merely thirty from the shipping to outlive. His gripping tale is without doubt one of the strongest and insightful descriptions of dwelling and thriving with blindness, or certainly any problem, ever published.

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