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

Nelson, Anne, 1954- (author.).
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  • 4 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Eastern Branch 940.53 NEL (Text) 36804000247000 NONFIC Canceled Transit -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 940.53 NEL (Text) 33118000181708 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 940.53 NEL (Text) 33187004278905 Nonfiction In transit -
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 940.53 NELSON (Text) 30403002270973 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Spaak (Text) 31208912549294 non-fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 940.5318 NELSON (Text) 33946003287765 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501105326
  • ISBN: 1501105329
  • Physical Description: xvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustratons, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-303) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Spaak, Suzanne.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Rescue > France > Paris.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust > France > Paris > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political.
HISTORY / Europe / France.
HISTORY / Holocaust.
Genre: Biographies.

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