Where Courage Lives

  • Pages:168
  • Publisher:The Azrieli Foundation
  • Themes:Jewish, hiding, Nazi, WWII, concentration 
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  • Pub Date:12/14/2015
  • Age Groups:Adult Nonfiction
Paperback
9781897470572
$14.95 USD
In 1942, in the village of Champlost, France, ten-year-old Muguette Szpajzer finds solace from the war. As her mother risks living in a Paris swarming with Nazis, the mayor of Champlost rips up letters of denunciation and the priest gives Muguette a new Catholic name, Marie. Sheltered by the kindness of the townspeople, Muguette delights in her new surroundings, filling her days by learning to ride a bike, recite catechism and adapt to rural life.

Written in vignettes with child-like charm and innocence, Where Courage Lives provides rich insight into life in a small village against the backdrop of the war, paying tribute to both Muguette’s indomitable mother and the courage of the people of Champlost.