A Train In Winter: An Extraordinary Story Of Women, Friendship And Survival In World War Two
"A Train in Winter" is a biography of French women, many of them part of the Resistance Movement,who were sent to Nazi death camps during the German occupation of France during WWII. The desire to tell the world of the brutality endured there was, in large part, the reason that they fought to survive. By no means uplifting, but by all means enlightening and challenging. More poignant to me after recently visiting The National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell.
Moses (bet. 14th and 13th century BCE): Old Testament prophet and leader who delivered his people from slavery in Egypt. According to biblical commentators, Moses was born at six months gestation, and because he was very quiet (typical for a preemie), he could be hidden from the Egyptian spies who were looking for all Jewish male newborns to kill them. His mother and sister put Moses in a basket in the river Nile where he was rescued by the Pharaoh's daughter. Painting by Chagall.
How true! I can't understand people who don't read - I worked with someone who said she never read books, but she had the TV on 12/24 hrs! She was 36 and hadn't read a book since High School. How sad....I couldn't live without books...