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The Resource The art of resistance : my four years in the French underground : a memoir, Justus Rosenberg

The art of resistance : my four years in the French underground : a memoir, Justus Rosenberg

Label
The art of resistance : my four years in the French underground : a memoir
Title
The art of resistance
Title remainder
my four years in the French underground : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Justus Rosenberg
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1937, as the Nazis gained control and anti-Semitism spread in the Free City of Danzig, a majority German city on the Baltic Sea, sixteen-year-old Justus Rosenberg was sent to Paris to finish his education in safety. Three years later, France fell to the Germans. Alone and in danger, penniless, and cut off from contact with his family in Poland, Justus fled south. A chance meeting led him to Varian Fry, an American journalist in Marseille helping thousands of men and women, including many artists and intellectuals--among them Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, Andre Breton, and Max Ernst--escape the Nazis. With his German background, understanding of French culture, and fluency in several languages, including English, Justus became an invaluable member of Fry's refugee network as a spy and scout. The spry blonde who looked even younger than his age flourished in the underground, handling counterfeit documents, secret passwords, black market currency, surveying escape routes, and dealing with avaricious gangsters. But when Fry was eventually forced to leave France, Gussie, as he was affectionately known, could not get out. For the next four years, Justus relied on his wits and skills to escape captivity, survive several close calls with death, and continue his fight against the Nazis, working with the French Resistance and later, becoming attached with the United States Army. At the war's end, Justus emigrated to America, and built a new life. Justus' story is a powerful saga of bravery, daring, adventure, and survival with the soul of a spy thriller. Reflecting on his past, Justus sees his life as a confluence of circumstances. As he writes, 'I survived the war through a rare combination of good fortune, resourcefulness, optimism, and, most important, the kindness of many good people.'"--
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VWMR
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1921-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Justus
Dewey number
940.5318
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Rosenberg, Justus
  • Fry, Varian
  • Bard College
  • Bard College
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerrillas
  • Jews, German
  • Jews
  • Holocaust survivors
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
Label
The art of resistance : my four years in the French underground : a memoir, Justus Rosenberg
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066659226
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008306021
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1140421053
Label
The art of resistance : my four years in the French underground : a memoir, Justus Rosenberg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066659226
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008306021
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1140421053

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