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Villa air-bel

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 AndrE Breton, Max Ernst, Victor Serge, Marc Chagall, Consuelo de Saint-ExupEry, Remedios Varo, Benjamin PEret, 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 chAteau 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 BEnEdite 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 chAteau 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 chAteau's luscious facade 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."@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 : the Second World War, escape and a house in France"
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  • "Villa Air-Bel : de Tweede Wereldoorlog: hoe Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp en anderen uit handen van de nazi's werden gered"
  • "Villa Air-Bel"
  • "Villa Air-Bel the Second World War, escape, and a house in France"
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  • "Villa Air-Bel : World War II, escape, and a house in France"@en
  • "Villa Air-Bel : World War II, escape and a house in France"
  • "Villa Air-Bel the Second World War, escape and a house in France"@en
  • "Villa Air-Bel : world war II, escape, and a house in Marseille"
  • "Villa Air-Bel World War II, escape and a house in France"
  • "Villa air-bel world war ii, escape, and a house in marseille"@en
  • "Vila Air-Bel : útočiště před fašismem na okraji 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"
  • "Villa Air-Bel : World War II, escape, and a house in Marseille"@en