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The Resource Two against Hitler : the true story of two courageous sisters, a rescue mission in the Third Reich, and opera, Isabel Vincent

Two against Hitler : the true story of two courageous sisters, a rescue mission in the Third Reich, and opera, Isabel Vincent

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Two against Hitler : the true story of two courageous sisters, a rescue mission in the Third Reich, and opera
Title
Two against Hitler
Title remainder
the true story of two courageous sisters, a rescue mission in the Third Reich, and opera
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Vincent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Born in the early 1900s in small-town England, the Cook sisters - Ida, a budding Mills & Boon novelist, and Louise, a civil service typist - were single, like many in the Great War generation. They devoted their free time to their passion for opera, making frequent pilgrimages in the 1930s to Germany and Austria to see their favourite stars, many of them Jewish. Along with the charismatic Austrian conductor Clemens Krauss - a favourite artist of Hitler - the Cooks helped form a cabal of opera world insiders who worked in secrecy to deliver Jews from Nazi persecution, all as the threat of war descended. With their seemingly oblivious disposition and gaudy attire, the sisters eluded suspicion of Nazi spies, eventually helping dozens Jewish members of the opera community find safe passage to London - men and women who otherwise would have likely perished in the Holocaust
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1965-
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Vincent, Isabel
Dewey number
  • 940.5'31835'0922
  • 940.5318350922
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cook, Ida
  • Cook, Louise
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Jews
  • Jewish refugees
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
Two against Hitler : the true story of two courageous sisters, a rescue mission in the Third Reich, and opera, Isabel Vincent
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
9781529300215
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781529300215
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Two against Hitler : the true story of two courageous sisters, a rescue mission in the Third Reich, and opera, Isabel Vincent
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781529300215
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781529300215
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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