Resisted, Arrested, Deported: The Concentration Camp Memoir of Francine R. (Paperback)

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Francine R. is arrested with her sister by the Gestapo on April 6, 1944, for the resistance actions of their brother. From there, they left in a convoy of women and were then separated. Throughout Francine's journey, she was spared nothing: beatings as soon as she was arrested by the Gestapo, continuous humiliations, train rides in a cattle car, being greeted by wolf dogs on the platform of the concentration camp station, medical experiments, stripping the dead, looting the living, forced labor... But throughout she maintained the hope of getting out of this hell alive to find her sister. Francine told Boris Golzio her story in detail in a long interview. The author decided to transcribe these words in a graphic novel where the text is composed only by Francine's voice, in her own language, which was raw, and made of hesitations, repetitions and tremors, to respect the ontological truth of her words and to give the best possible account of the life of this woman. Francine R. was but one Resistance fighter deported, among thousands of others, but whose voice is unique and must be saved from oblivion.

About the Author

Boris Golzio is a comic book author and illustrator. He first worked in advertising but moved to comics in 2000. In 2005, he launched the series Les Postiers with Christian Godard for Bamboo editions under the pseudonym of Du Vigan. In 2009, he resumed the series Le Rugby des Barbares for Hugo BD. Under the name of Boris Golzio, he has done many illustrations, including short stories. He considers The Chronicles of Francine R. the most important of his career, bringing to life his interview with Francine using her own words to tell the moving story of her deportation to her liberation in 1945. He resides in Lyon.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781682478912
ISBN-10: 1682478912
Publisher: Dead Reckoning
Publication Date: April 19th, 2023
Pages: 136
Language: English