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Marseilles, France...August, 1940 The Gestapo's blacklist was once millions of names long...How many of us may perhaps he get out prior to Hitler sealed the frontiers? Varian Fry did not recognize to any extent further approximately being an secret agent than what he'd visible within the videos. yet, he used to be the single guy who may get into Vichy France, the place millions of individuals had fled Hitler's Germany. until he may possibly get them out, they would be trapped-turned again to the focus camps and demise camps. an exhilarating, real tale of worldwide conflict II - Varian Fry describes the equipment he used to get hundreds of thousands of hunted women and men to safeguard.

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The Committee didn’t bite at first. In fact, they tried harder to find someone else. But each day’s delay increased the danger to those who were trapped in France. So, after a week or ten days of fruitless search, the Committee called me in. “You’re it,” I was told. ” A few days later, I flew from New York to Lisbon. My pockets were full of names of men and women I was to rescue, and my head was full of suggestions from everyone on how to go about it. But would any of these suggestions work once I was in France, under the very nose of the Gestapo?

The postcard didn’t say why they’d been arrested. Were their names on the Gestapo’s wanted list?

It led to our meeting and dealing with the gangsters of Marseilles. Beamish was very fond of women. Although his favorite girl friend was in Paris. Paris was far away, so in Marseilles Beamish was going out with a blue-eyed blonde who worked at the American Consulate. Through her he met a businessman, named Malandri, from Corsica. Since almost all Corsicans hate Italians, Beamish was sure Malandri was not an agent for Mussolini. And, since he wasn’t, Beamish figured he couldn’t be a Gestapo agent, either.

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