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And There Was Light - The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

Jacques Lusseyran

When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In 1941, when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best. Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters. He was one of only thirty from the transport to survive. His gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published. (This digital audiobook was created from the only remaining analog source and contains a slight tape hiss.)

When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In 1941, when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best. Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters. He was one of only thirty from the transport to survive. His gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published. (This digital audiobook was created from the only remaining analog source and contains a slight tape hiss.)
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When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In 1941, when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best. Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters. He was one of only thirty from the transport to survive. His gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published. (This digital audiobook was created from the only remaining analog source and contains a slight tape hiss.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andre Gregory

Length:

4h 29m


Chapters

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02:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:47