Villa Air Bel World War II Escape and a House in Marseille France The once glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies collaborators and the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler s Wermacht For Andr Breton Max Ernst Victor Serge Marc Chag
Title: Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille
Author: Rosemary Sullivan
France, 1940 The once glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies, collaborators, and the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler s Wermacht For Andr Breton, Max Ernst, Victor Serge, Marc Chagall, Consuelo de Saint Exup ry, Remedios Varo, Benjamin P ret, and scores of other cultural elite denounced as enemies of the Third Reich, fear and uncertainty define dailyFrance, 1940 The once glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies, collaborators, and the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler s Wermacht For Andr Breton, Max Ernst, Victor Serge, Marc Chagall, Consuelo de Saint Exup ry, Remedios Varo, Benjamin P ret, and scores of other cultural elite denounced as enemies of the Third Reich, fear and uncertainty define daily life One wrong glance, one misplaced confidence, could mean arrest, deportation, and death Their only salvation is the Villa Air Bel, a ch teau outside Marseille where a group of young people will go to extraordinary lengths to keep them alive.Financed by the Emergency Rescue Committee, a private American relief organization, unlikely heroes feisty graduate student Miriam Davenport, Harvard educated classical scholar Varian Fry, beautiful and compelling heiress Mary Jayne Gold, and brilliant young Socialist and survivor of the Battle of Dunkerque Danny B n dite and his British wife, Theo cajole, outwit, and use every means possible to stave off the Nazis and newly installed Vichy government officials circling closer with each passing day The ch teau was a vibrant artistic salon, home to lively debates and clandestine affairs, to Sunday art auctions and subversive surrealist games Relationships within the house were tense and arguments were common, but the will to survive kept the covert operation under wraps Beyond the ch teau s luscious fa ade war raged, yet hope reverberated within its halls With the aid of their young rescuers, this diverse intelligentsia intense, brilliant, and utterly terrified was able to survive one of the darkest chapters of the twentieth century.Villa Air Bel is a powerfully told, meticulously researched true story Rosemary Sullivan explores the diaries, memoirs, and letters of the individuals involved while uncovering their private worlds and the web of relationships they developed Filled with suspense, drama, and intrigue, Villa Air Bel is an excellent work of narrative nonfiction that delves into a fascinating albeit hidden saga in our recent history.
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