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Villa air-bel world war ii, escape, and a house in marseille

France, 1940. The once-glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies, collaborators, and the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler's Wehrmacht. It was on this circumstance that three enterprising Americans concentrated their efforts in the first two years of the war. Ivy League scholar Varian Fry, sent by the American Emergency Rescue Committee, heiress Mary Jayne Gold and graduate student Miriam Davenport turned a Marseille chateau into a safe haven for dozens of prominent artists and intellectuals waiting for a chance to emigrate in secrecy, including Hannah Arendt, Marcel Duchamp, Marc Chagall, André Breton, Franz Werfel and perennial exile Victor Serge.

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  • "France, 1940. The once-glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies, collaborators, and the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler's Wehrmacht. It was on this circumstance that three enterprising Americans concentrated their efforts in the first two years of the war. Ivy League scholar Varian Fry, sent by the American Emergency Rescue Committee, heiress Mary Jayne Gold and graduate student Miriam Davenport turned a Marseille chateau into a safe haven for dozens of prominent artists and intellectuals waiting for a chance to emigrate in secrecy, including Hannah Arendt, Marcel Duchamp, Marc Chagall, André Breton, Franz Werfel and perennial exile Victor Serge."@en
  • "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 AndrI Breton, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Consuelo de Saint-ExupIry, and scores of other cultural elite who have been denounced as enemies of the Third Reich the fear of imminent arrest, deportation, and death defines their daily life. Their only salvation is the Villa Air-Bel, a chIteau outside Marseille where a group of young people will go to extraordinary lengths to keep them alive. A powerfully told, meticulously researched true story filled with suspense, drama, and intrigue, Villa Air-Bel delves into a fascinating albeit hidden saga in our recent history. It is a remarkable account of how a diverse intelligentsia'intense, brilliant, and utterly terrified'was able to survive one of the darkest chapters of the twentieth century."@en

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  • "Villa Air-Bel"
  • "Villa Air-Bel : world war II, escape, and a house in Marseille"
  • "Villa air-bel world war ii, escape, and a house in marseille"@en
  • "Villa Air-Bel World War II, escape, and a house in Marseille"@en
  • "Villa Air-Bel : World War II, escape, and a house in Marseille"
  • "Villa Air-Bel : World War II, escape, and a house in Marseille"@en