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Assignment--rescue : an autobiography

Author: Varian Fry; Albert O Hirschman; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., [1992?] ©1968
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1940, all Varian Fry knew about being a secret agent was what he'd seen in the movies. But soon he was undercover in France, smuggling people blacklisted by Hitler to freedom. Told in his own words, this is the exciting story of one man who had the courage to try to change history. - Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Varian Fry; Varian Fry
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Varian Fry; Albert O Hirschman; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0439145414 9780439145411 0590469703 9780590469708
OCLC Number: 52449485
Notes: "Originally published by Random House [in 1945] in a substantially different version under the title of Surrender on demand."
"Published in conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum"--Cover.
Publication date from introduction.
Description: 183 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The secret mission --
Arrival in Marseilles --
Conspiracy at the Hotel Splendide --
The refugees come-and the police --
Destroying the evidence --
Squaring it with the police --
Beamish, Franzi and Lena --
We move to the Rue Grignan --
We deal with gangsters --
Everything goes wrong --
I plan the escape --
The all-or-nothing gamble --
The rest of the journey --
I become a British agent --
Back in Marseilles --
The door swings shut --
Escape by Sea --
Failure --
Reorganizing our office --
The Search --
The ship that didn't sail --
The Villa Air-Bel --
The "F" route --
Journey into the night --
The Marshal comes to town --
Prisoners on the S.S. Sinaïa --
The kidnapping at Cannes --
A new escape route - The ship to Martinique --
Delivery to death --
Spring in Provence --
The end of Dimitru - "Because you have helped and protected ..." --
Good by to all that --
End of an assignment.
Responsibility: by Varian Fry ; with an introduction by Albert O. Hirschman.

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In 1940, all Varian Fry knew about being a secret agent was what he'd seen in the movies. But soon he was undercover in France, smuggling people blacklisted by Hitler to freedom. Told in his own words, this is the exciting story of one man who had the courage to try to change history. - Publisher.

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