Holocaust survivor, devotee of free speech, and British nobleman.
And the anti-Semitic Polish writer who backed it.
Rescuer, convert, rebbetzin, spy.
In the midst of World War II, a group of exiled yeshiva students posed an urgent question.
Isn’t Varian Fry’s heroism more interesting than his homosexuality?
The Polish underground largely held the Jews in contempt.
A rich 1,800-year history.
Aristides de Sousa Mendes.
And to keep Jews from leaving Europe.
“I can heartily recommend the Gestapo to everyone.”
Frugal, modest civil servants, neither worldly nor political—but willing to take risks.
The other great escape.