By Varian Fry
Marseilles, France...August, 1940 The Gestapo's blacklist was once hundreds of thousands of names long...How many of us might he get out prior to Hitler sealed the frontiers? Varian Fry did not understand from now on approximately being an secret agent than what he'd visible within the video clips. yet, he used to be the only guy who may possibly get into Vichy France, the place millions of individuals had fled Hitler's Germany. except he may possibly get them out, they might be trapped-turned again to the focus camps and loss of life camps. a thrilling, actual tale of worldwide battle II - Varian Fry describes the equipment he used to get millions of hunted women and men to protection.
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For information, address Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, 55 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10003. S Sinaïa 27 The Kidnapping at Cannes 28 A New Escape Route 29 The Ship to Martinique 30 Delivery to Death 31 Spring in Provence 32 The End of Dimitru 33 “Because you have helped and protected . ” 34 Good-bye to All That 35 End of an Assignment Introduction As I return in my mind to Varian Fry and to the Marseilles days from July to December 1940 when I worked for him, I am struck by how sharply he and those faraway events stand out in my memory.
I gave them the money they needed and wished them good luck on their way. They thanked me, said good-bye, and immediately took off for the frontier, which they crossed on foot. All of them got to Lisbon safely. Before leaving, one of these young Germans gave me a map that showed exactly how to cross the frontier. The map showed the cemetery at Banyuls and the path along the cemetery wall that led to the border. A series of crosses marked the boundary line dividing France and Spain, and the route that avoided the French border guards was shown by arrows.
Before leaving, one of these young Germans gave me a map that showed exactly how to cross the frontier. The map showed the cemetery at Banyuls and the path along the cemetery wall that led to the border. A series of crosses marked the boundary line dividing France and Spain, and the route that avoided the French border guards was shown by arrows. I hid this map of the escape route behind the mirror on my closet door, knowing it would come in handy. By the end of my first week in Marseilles, word had spread all over the unoccupied zone that an American had arrived from New York, like an angel from heaven.