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The Resource Suzanne's children : a daring rescue in Nazi Paris, Anne Nelson

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

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Suzanne's children : a daring rescue in Nazi Paris
Title
Suzanne's children
Title remainder
a daring rescue in Nazi Paris
Statement of responsibility
Anne Nelson
Title variation
Suzannes children
Title variation remainder
a daring rescue in Nazi Paris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Documents the courageous story of Belgian Catholic and political family insider Suzanne Spaak, who joined the Resistance during the Nazi occupation of Paris and who used her fortune and status to enlist wealthy and powerful allies, ultimately sacrificing her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation to Auschwitz
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10600934
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Nelson, Anne
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Spaak, Suzanne
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
Target audience
adult
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a daring rescue in Nazi Paris
Label
Suzanne's children : a daring rescue in Nazi Paris, Anne Nelson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-303) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn974567643
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501105326
Lccn
2017008567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustratons, map
System control number
(OCoLC)974567643
Label
Suzanne's children : a daring rescue in Nazi Paris, Anne Nelson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn974567643
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501105326
Lccn
2017008567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustratons, map
System control number
(OCoLC)974567643

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