Outwitting the Gestapo

TitleOutwitting the Gestapo
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsAubrac, Lucie
TranslatorBieber, Konrad, and Betsy Wing
Number of Pages235
PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
CityLincoln, NE, USA

Lucie Aubrac, of Catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a Lyon girls' school and newly married to Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II broke out and divided France. The couple, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the Resistance movement in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. [WorldCat.]

French autobiography by Lucie Aubrac. "In 1984 Lucie Aubrac published her memoirs under the title Ils partiront dans l'ivresse (best translated as "They will leave with elation"). The French title refers to the radio code phrase the Aubracs listened for to know it was safe for them to leave for London." [Wikipedia] Original . The English translation, Outwitting the Gestapo, translated by Konrad Bieber and Betsy Wing was first published in 1993.

Translated TitleThey Will Leave With Elation
Original PublicationIls partiront dans l'ivresse
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