In January 1943 the Gestapo sent 230 women French resistance fighters to Auschwitz where they struggled to survive all the while observing the fate of Jews and others singled out for extermination. In this extraordinary book Caroline Moorehead tells a previously unknown story. She talks to David Marr.
Caroline Moorehead (International)
Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. Well known for her work in human rights, she has published a history of the Red Cross and a book about refugees, Human Cargo. She has helped to set up a Legal Advice Centre for refugees in Cairo, where she has also started schools and a nursery. Her biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award in 2009. Her most recent book is A Train in Winter.
David Marr’s most recent book is Panic. He is the multi-award winning author of Patrick White: A life and The High Price of Heaven, and co-author with Marian Wilkinson of Dark Victory. He has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Monthly, been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch. In 2010 he wrote the Quarterly Essay Power Trip: The political journey of Kevin Rudd. David serves on the board of Sydney Writers’ Festival.