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The Resource The escape line : how the ordinary heroes of Dutch-Paris resisted the Nazi occupation of western Europe, Megan Koreman

The escape line : how the ordinary heroes of Dutch-Paris resisted the Nazi occupation of western Europe, Megan Koreman

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The escape line : how the ordinary heroes of Dutch-Paris resisted the Nazi occupation of western Europe
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The escape line
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how the ordinary heroes of Dutch-Paris resisted the Nazi occupation of western Europe
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Megan Koreman
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eng
Summary
Of all the resistance organizations that operated during the war, about which much has been written, one stands out for its transnational character, the diversity of the tasks its members took on, and the fact that, unlike many of the known evasion lines, it was not directed by Allied officers, but rather by group of ordinary citizens. Between 1942 and 1945, they formed a network to smuggle Dutch Jews and others targeted by the Nazis south into France, via Paris, and then to Switzerland. This network became known as the Dutch-Paris Escape Line, eventually growing to include 300 people and expanding its reach into Spain. Led by Jean Weidner, a Dutchman living in France, many lacked any experience in clandestine operations or military tactics, and yet they became one of the most effective resistance groups of the Second World War. Dutch-Paris largely improvised its operations - scrounging for food on the black market, forging documents, and raising cash. Hunted relentlessly by the Nazis, some were even captured and tortured. In addition to Jews, those it helped escape the clutches of the Nazis included resistance fighters, political foes, Allied airmen, and young men looking to get to London to enlist. As the need grew more desperate, so did the bravery of those who rose to meet it. Using recently declassified archives, The Escape Line tells the story of the Dutch-Paris and the thousands of people it saved during World War II. Koreman, who was given exclusive access to many of the archives, is herself the daughter of Dutch parents who were part of the resistance, offers the definitive account of this largely untold story.--
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  • Dutch-Paris (Organization)
  • World War, 1939-1945
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The escape line : how the ordinary heroes of Dutch-Paris resisted the Nazi occupation of western Europe, Megan Koreman
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-372) and index
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Contents
Introduction: The Dilemma of Civilians in Occupied Territory. Chapter One: Smuggling Refugees into Switzerland. Chapter Two: A Clandestine Mission on the Queen's Behalf. Chapter Three: Joining Forces with Expatriate Resisters in Brussels. Chapter Four: Finding Resistance Allies in Paris and Toulouse. Chapter Five: Escape from the Netherlands to Spain. Chapter Six: Catastrophe in Paris. Chapter Seven: The Gestapo Knocks in Lyon and Brussels. Chapter Eight: Hiding Fugitives in the Chaos of War. Chapter Nine: Waiting for News from the Concentration Camps. Conclusion: Dutch-Paris and the Resistance. Appendices
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on1004254817
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25 cm
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xiv, 410 pages
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9780190662271
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unmediated
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)1004254817
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The escape line : how the ordinary heroes of Dutch-Paris resisted the Nazi occupation of western Europe, Megan Koreman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Dilemma of Civilians in Occupied Territory. Chapter One: Smuggling Refugees into Switzerland. Chapter Two: A Clandestine Mission on the Queen's Behalf. Chapter Three: Joining Forces with Expatriate Resisters in Brussels. Chapter Four: Finding Resistance Allies in Paris and Toulouse. Chapter Five: Escape from the Netherlands to Spain. Chapter Six: Catastrophe in Paris. Chapter Seven: The Gestapo Knocks in Lyon and Brussels. Chapter Eight: Hiding Fugitives in the Chaos of War. Chapter Nine: Waiting for News from the Concentration Camps. Conclusion: Dutch-Paris and the Resistance. Appendices
Control code
on1004254817
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 410 pages
Isbn
9780190662271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004254817

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