Sisters in Resistance

A chronicle of the heroism and lifelong friendships of four young non-Jewish women who were imprisoned during World War II for their resistance to the Nazi occupation of France.

Independent Lens
Premiere Date
April 29, 2003
60 minutes

Maia Wechsler

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The Film

During the Nazi occupation of France, four young women — who were neither Jews nor Communists nor in any danger of arrest — chose to risk their lives as Resistance fighters. Brought together in prison camp, they helped one another survive. Sisters in Resistance shares the story of four heroines whose intense friendship, riveting memories, and social activism lasted long after the war was won.