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StatusChecked Out
TitleCodename Suzette / Anne Nelson
AuthorNelson, Anne, 1954- author
Call No940.5 NEL
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
Reserve Item


Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
940.5 NEL50887000115875Due on 4/12/2021Hamlin

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 1925266206 (paperback)
International Standard Book Number 9781925266207 (paperback)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 940.53/18092 23
Personal Name Nelson, Anne, 1954- author
Title Statement Codename Suzette / Anne Nelson
Imprint Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2017
Imprint ©2017
Physical Description xvi, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Content Type cartographic image cri rdacontent
Content Type still image sti rdacontent
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Formatted Contents Note Dramatis personae -- 1. Strangers -- 2. The real war -- 3. Paris by night -- 4. La plaque tornante -- 5. Monsieur Henri -- 6. Spring wind, winter stadium -- 7. The ragged network -- 8. Suzanne and Sophie -- 9. The unimaginable -- 10. La clairière -- 11. Le grand livre -- 12. The unraveling -- 13. Flight -- 14. All Saints' Day -- 15. The last train -- 16. Liberation -- 17. The aftermath -- Appendix [letters to her children]
Summary, Etc. Codename Suzette is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust, an account of outstanding courage in the face of evil. Suzanne Spaak was born into an affluent Belgian Catholic family, and married into the country's leading political dynasty. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Rene Magritte. In occupied Paris she moved among the cultural elite. Her neighbour was Colette, France's most famous living writer, and Jean Cocteau was part of her circle of intimates. But Suzanne was living a double life. Her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life's purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups. Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups 'kidnapped' hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers. Codename Suzette is a masterpiece of research and narrative, bringing to life a truly remarkable woman, and painting a vivid and unforgettable picture of wartime Paris
Subject-Personal Name Spaak, Suzanne
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust France Paris Biography
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 France Paris Jews Rescue
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.

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