And There Was Light.
And There Was Light
New World Library
14 Pamaron Way, Novato, CA 94949
9781608682690, $15.95, www.newworldlibrary.com
And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II tells of the author, who was eight when he was blinded in an accident in Paris. He finished his schooling and in 1941, when he was seventeen, the Nazis occupied France and he helped form a resistance group, using his other senses to solidify the group and their objectives. Eventually he was sent to a concentration camp as one of two thousand resistance fighters--and became one of only thirty to survive. His story goes far beyond an account of how to live with blindness and tells of an engaged individual whose struggles succeed in overcoming the most dangerous of circumstances.