Suzanne's Children

Suzanne's Children

A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

Book - 2017
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"Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country's leading political family ... 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017]
ISBN: 9781501105326
Branch Call Number: B SPAAK
Characteristics: pages cm


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Nov 26, 2017

I've read so many of these resistance and rescue books--archival and memoir. This reconstruction of Spaak's wartime work is really well done. The author is a journalist and it is just the facts, well written and compelling. Combined with "this happened and then this happened" the larger war events (such as Germany's attack on its ally Russia in June 1941) are included for the reader's further understanding.


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