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Mona Parsons: From Privilege to Prison, from Nova Scotia to Nazi Europe Andria Hill-Lehr

Mona Parsons: From Privilege to Prison, from Nova Scotia to Nazi Europe

Andria Hill-Lehr

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ISBN : 9781478279822
Paperback
242 pages
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Mona Parsons was the only female Canadian civilian to be imprisoned by the Nazis in Occupied Holland. The story describes how Parsons, raised in rural Nova Scotia and trained as an actor, then a nurse, came to be involved in the nascent DutchMoreMona Parsons was the only female Canadian civilian to be imprisoned by the Nazis in Occupied Holland. The story describes how Parsons, raised in rural Nova Scotia and trained as an actor, then a nurse, came to be involved in the nascent Dutch resistance in World War Two. Interrogated by the Gestapo, then sentenced to death by a Nazi military court, Parsons ultimately served three years at hard labour. An intense air attack by the Allies in March 1945 was the backdrop for her dramatic escape, aided by a young Dutch baroness. But freedom wasnt the end of her lifes challenges.