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Escape Through the Pyrenees
by Lisa Fittko
translated by David Koblick
Northwestern University Press, 2000
Paper: 978-0-8101-1803-4 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-0975-9
Library of Congress Classification D802.F8F5313 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 940.5344

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Though it reads like a suspense novel, this memoir is Lisa Fittko's extraordinary story of life as an "enemy alien" in France before and after the German invasion of 1940. Escaping a French prison, Fittko and her husband found their way to the Pyrenees and, while awaiting permission to enter Spain, helped hundreds of refugees, including Walter Benjamin, escape deportation, torture, and death at the hands of the Nazis.

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