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Varian Fry letter to Jean Gemähling

Document | Accession Number: 1993.12.1

Jean Gemähling (1912-2003) was a French Catholic educated at an English boarding school and worked as one of Varian Fry's assistants in Marseilles. In his January 9, 1945 letter to Gemähling, Fry asks for news of Gemähling’s survival and arrests in Vichy France and describes his 1945 memoir Surrender on Demand, his work at the New Republic and establishing the American Labor Conference on International Affairs, and his personal life as well as those of common friends and acquaintances. Among others, he mentions Jay Allen, Heinz Behrendt, Daniel Benedite, Georg Bernhardt, Victor Brauner, Andre, Jacqueline, and Aube Breton, Miriam Davenport, Antoine and Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, Max Ernst, Lena Fischman, Mary Jayne Gold, Peggy Guggenheim, Stephen Hessel, Lucie Heymann, Franzi von Hildebrand, Albert Otto Hirschman, Erich Lewinski, Dyno Loewenstein, Emilio Lussu, Nelly Mann, Walter Mehring, Amedeo Modigliani, Hans Namuth, Heinz Ernst Oppenheimer, Margaret Palmer, Hans Sahl, Marcel Verzeano, Aurthur Wolff, Charles Wolf, and Ylla (Camilla Koffler). The letter has three double-sided pages.

creation:  1945 January 09
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jean Gemähling
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:00:31
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