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Crossroads Marseilles: 1940
Crossroads Marseilles: 1940
By Mary Jayne Gold
Doubleday, 1980, 412 pp.

In the summer of 1940, a young American, Varian Fry, on behalf of a group of generous and concerned Americans, went to Marseilles in unoccupied France in order to identify and bring to safety the most endangered refugees from Hitler's Europe. Fry did so by gallant and resourceful means, and an aide of his, a light-living young American woman, turned serious by disaster, recalls the story of those exciting and heroic days. A gripping piece of history, vividly told.