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Suzanne's children : a daring rescue in Nazi Paris / Anne Nelson.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D804.66.S68 N45 2017

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    "A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust. Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country's leading political family. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Renée Magritte. In Paris in the late 1930s her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life's purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups. Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups "kidnapped" hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers. In the final year of the Occupation Suzanne was caught in the Gestapo dragnet that was pursuing a Soviet agent she had aided. She was executed shortly before the liberation of Paris. Suzanne Spaak is honored in Israel as one of the Righteous Among Nations"-- Provided by publisher.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Nelson, Anne, 1954- author.
    Published
    New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
    ©2017
    Locale
    France
    Paris
    Edition
    First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
    Contents
    Strangers
    The real war
    Paris by night
    La plaque tournante
    Monsieur Henri
    Spring wind, winter stadium
    the ragged network
    Suzanne and Sophie
    The unimaginable
    La clarière
    Le grand livre
    The unraveling
    Flight
    All Saints' Day
    The last train
    Liberation
    The aftermath.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-303) and index.
    Strangers -- The real war -- Paris by night -- La plaque tournante -- Monsieur Henri -- Spring wind, winter stadium -- the ragged network -- Suzanne and Sophie -- The unimaginable -- La clarière -- Le grand livre -- The unraveling -- Flight -- All Saints' Day -- The last train -- Liberation -- The aftermath.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781501105326
    1501105329
    9781501105333
    1501105337
    Physical Description
    xvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustratons, map ; 24 cm

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