THEY SHALL NOT HAVE ME by Jean Helion

THEY SHALL NOT HAVE ME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Autobiographical story of a French prisoner of war, first in France, in a German concentration camp, then in a prison camp on the Polish border, in a big harbor. The text underlines the unvanquished attitude, the techniques of being prisoner of the Nazis, the workings of the machine of conquest. Here is a tale of defeat that was incredible to the defeated, of torments devised and suffered, of indignities, cruelties, lethal treatment, of the spark of rebellion that could not be put out, of hope in hopelessness, of revenge and escape. Quiet in the telling, impressive in detail, exciting in its implications, and adventurous in its saga of escape. Good job.

Publisher: Dutton