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',Immersive...Suzanne's Children vividly dramatizes the stakes of acting morally in a time of brutality.'The Wall Street Journal 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 Rene 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.

Auteur

Anne Nelson



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One of the untold stories of the Holocaust—the nail-biting drama of Suzanne Spaak, who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz "vividly dramatizes the stakes of acting morally in a time of brutality" (The Wall Street Journal).

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. Then, 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.

Suzanne's Children is the "dogged…page-turning account" (Kirkus Reviews) of this incredible story of courage in the face of evil. "Anne Nelson is superb at showing the upheavals in Europe since WWI through vivid, illuminating details…and she also masterfully describes the incremental changes in the Jews' plight under the Occupation" (Booklist). It was during the final year of the Occupation when 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. Nelson's "heartfelt story is almost a model for how popular history should be written; it will satisfy lovers of history, Jewish history in particular" (Library Journal).

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Suzanne's Children
Sous-titre: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781501105340
ISBN: 978-1-5011-0534-0
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Simon + Schuster Inc.
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 336
Parution: 17.10.2017
Année: 2017
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 46.6 MB