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Author Nelson, Anne, 1954- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  940.5318 NEL    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  940.5318 NEL    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-11  940.5318 NEL    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Adult Non-Fiction - JOLY-11  940.5318 NEL    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  940.5318 NEL    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  940.5318 NEL    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  940.5318 NEL    AVAILABLE
 Peru PL Adult Non Fiction - PUGG-8  940.53 NEL    AVAILABLE
 Plano CLD Adult Non Fiction - PDBB-4  940.5318 NEL    DUE 12-19-20
 Putnam County PL - Headquarters Stacks - PCGG-8  B SPAAK    AVAILABLE

Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustratons, map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-303) and index.
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.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Spaak, Suzanne.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- France -- Paris.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
World War II 1939-1945 -- Jews -- France -- Biography.
Holocaust, 1933-1949 -- France.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Other Form: Online version: Nelson, Anne. Suzanne's children. New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017] 9781501105340 (DLC) 2017010549
ISBN 9781501105326 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
1501105329 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
9781501105333 (trade pbk. ;) (alk. paper)
1501105337 (trade pbk. ;) (alk. paper)

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