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Past It’s when she clears her mother’s small apartment after her death that Lise Dion discovers the key to the blue trunk which was always locked This key unlocks the mystery of Armande’s early life and Lise decides to write The Secret of the Blue Trun Stand up French Canadian comedian Lise Dion wrote Secret du coffre bleuThe Secret of the Blue Trunk a fictionalized account of her adopted mother’s experience in Frontstalag 142 “Based on a true story” are key words It is a novel not a memoir or nonfiction historical account Containing numerous inaccuracies and inconsistencies it cannot be relied upon as a historical document; nevertheless some aspects are indisputable such as the photocopy of Armande Martel’s arrest warrant dated December 5 1940 Rennes France Dion imaginatively reconstructs her mother’s internment in Frontstalag 142 in Besançon France The average reader would not realize that numerous details about Frontstalag 142 are at variance with other accounts making it difficult to separate fact from fiction Despite the historical inaccuracies Dion captures the bewilderment of a young woman literally cloistered from childhood to adulthood then wrenched from a safe if barren existence and thrust into the hostile horrific world of a German internment camp where she is forced to undergo still and yet harsher privations than she experienced in the orphanage where she was raisedIn brief Armande Martel’s widowed father turns to drink after her mother’s death in 1918 Unable to care for his three children he sends them to his sister who is prepared to keep her nephews but not her niece Armande’s father abandons the six year old to an orphanage run by Augustinian Nuns Twelve years later made to feel indebted to the nuns Armande agrees to settle her debt by becoming a noviciate at the motherhouse in Brittany France Owing to her Canadian nationality she is arrested transported and interned in the Vauban Barracks aka Frontstalag 142 Having interviewed two women who were interned in Frontstalag 142 I recognize this novel to be an unreliable source for facts; however this does not detract from the prize winning Canadian novel that many a reader has found entertaining

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The Secret of the Blue TrunkThe true story of how a young uébécois nun ended up a prisoner of war in Buchenwald and how her daughter discovered her secretsIn this true story Armande Martel a young nun from uebec is arrested by the Germans in 1940 during a stay at her religious order? Trite I am sure this must have been translated from the original French and it leaves something to be desired A sad story but told without any emotion Could hardly wait for it to be over

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The Secret of the Blue Trunk doc ô ebook Read é horticulturetrader ☆ ➮ [Read] ➪ The Secret of the Blue Trunk By Lise Dion ➺ – Horticulturetrader.co.uk The true story of how a young uébécois nun ended up a prisoner of war in Buchenwald and how her daughter discovered her sec?s mother house in Brittany She spends the war years in a German concentration camp After her return to Canada she leaves the Church finds the love of her life in Montreal and adopts Lise DionGrowing up Lise is familiar with only a few facts of her mother’s A true story of strength and love Lise Dion takes us through her diseased mother’s journals as she learns the full story behind her mothers past I loved the feeling of reading along with her and found it hard to put down We follow Armande from her start as a uebecois nun to her time in a German concentration camp during WWII and return to Canada I learned a lot about religious life resilience and the strength we gain from those that surround us