In Gwen Strauss' new audiobook, The Nine, she explores the unforgettable legacy of a real band of female resistance fighters who saved lives during World War II. Listen to a special excerpt of the audiobook below.
While we put the finishing touches on the next season of Unknown History, today we're sharing another bonus clip from our friends at Macmillan Audio. This excerpt comes from Gwen Strauss' The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany.
The Nine follows the true story of the author’s great-aunt Hélène Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris.
The women smuggled arms through Europe, harbored parachuting agents, coordinated communications between regional sectors, trekked escape routes to Spain and hid Jewish children in scattered apartments. They were arrested by French police and and tortured by the Gestapo. They were imprisoned, deported, and forced into hiding. At last, during the final days of the war, forced onto a death march, the nine chose their moment and made a daring escape.
This heart-stopping story is a moving tribute to the power of humanity and friendship in the darkest of times.
Click the red audio player above to listen to the excerpt. If you enjoy it and want to hear more, you can get your copy today here or wherever books or audiobooks are sold.