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A Hero Of Our Own

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2005

    The real 'Casablanca'

    A thrilling biography of Varian Fry, the only American honored as a Righteous Gentile by Israel's Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem. Fry saved 1,500 men, women and children from the Nazis in a daring underground escape operation during 1940-41. He saved Marc Chagall, Andre Breton, Hannah Arendt, Jacques Lipchitz and 1,500 artists, writers, and others who resisted the Nazis. This is the real Casablanca story, an untold and fascinating tale of a hero who dared to resist the greatest evil of the 20th Century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2002

    a thrilling read

    This is a biography that reads like a novel -- a thrilling, tension-driven page-turner. I could not put it down. I had to find out what happened -- to Varian Fry, to the people he tried to save from death at the hands of the Nazis. The author clearly and succinctly tells the exciting story of a rescue operation in Marseille in 1940, the real 'Casablanca.' An outstanding biography of an outstanding American hero.

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