This book of non-fiction presents a new look at the Holocaust (not another Holocaust book, you migh sigh), in that it details the story of women prisoners who had been members of the French Resistance. I had not understood much about victims of the camp who were not part of the Final Solution, but who were in fact prisoners of war. The book enabled me to see how group solidarity builds resilence in individuials. While this group of women had a high death rate, more of them survived in absolute numbers than might have been expected to, probably because while working for the Resistance, and later while in jail in France, they had bonded with each other, despite differences of age and social class. The book is important also for giving such a thorough account of the French Resistance (or lack of resistance) and the role of women in it. It gives one pause to think how people in Canada today might respond to an invasion.