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Living with Danger: Women and Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France

Kathleen Woods

Living with Danger: Women and Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France

FREE talk by Dr Jessica Wardhaugh and Dr Margaux Whiskin
followed by a Q&A with members of the Goddard family
Warwick Arts Centre, Thursday 25 November, 5.45-6.30 p.m

June 1940. As the Nazi invaders march into Paris, Franco-British student Kathleen Woods escapes with her mother to the Loire valley, where her grandmother works as caretaker in a disused boarding house. Here, with local female resisters, she creates secret spaces of freedom to shelter a Jewish family and a grounded Scottish airman, before an extraordinary journey through France, Algeria, Morocco, Gibraltar, and Glasgow — to Kidderminster, where she lives at Manor Avenue, Bewdley Hill, and Greatfield Road.

This story is brought to the public for the first time in Warwick Arts Centre, which in collaboration with the Resonate Festival presents Feelings of Freedom: talks that will change the way you think about freedom.

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