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Safe Passage epub ebook

by Ida Cook

Safe Passage epub ebook

Author: Ida Cook
Category: Arts & Literature
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books; Large type edition edition (November 15, 2009)
Pages: 351 pages
ISBN: 0750531363
ISBN13: 978-0750531368
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 785
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SAFE PASSAGE SAFE PASSAGE The Remarkable True Story of Two Sisters Who Rescued Jews from the Nazis IDA COOK To my incomparable parents, without whose loving and commonsense.

SAFE PASSAGE SAFE PASSAGE The Remarkable True Story of Two Sisters Who Rescued Jews from the Nazis IDA COOK To my incomparable parents, without whose loving and commonsense. The Remarkable True Story of Two Sisters. Who Rescued Jews from the Nazis. To my incomparable parents, without whose loving and. commonsense upbringing we should never have been.

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Ida and her sister, Louise, created forged documents and traveled the country to raise money. They bought a London flat for refugees to live in, sewed their own clothes, and traveled third class, working to save as many people as possible from Hitler’s death camps.

Главная Safe Passage. ISBN 13: 978-1-4268-2386-2.

Ida Cook writes, Among my own list of great performance. must place that strange and moving occasion when two hundred . Ida Cook, Safe Passage. Thank you for reading books on GrayCity. must place that strange and moving occasion when two hundred Cockneys sang Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes in the cellar of a London factory and forgot that overhead bombs were falling. Anna Bolena, Gaetano Donizetti (EMI Classics, 1998). The complete opera featuring soprano Maria Callas in the title role.

Ida Cook, Anne Sebba. A breathtaking story' Daily Mail 'Extraordinary' The Telegraph on the Cook sisters. Desperate circumstances can cause ordinary women to achieve extraordinary things. No one would have predicted such glamorous and daring lives for Ida and Louise Cook two decidedly ordinary women who lived quiet lives in the London suburbs. But throughout the 1930s, the remarkable sisters rescued dozens of Jews facing persecution and death.

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Cook, Ida. Publication date. Reveals how two decidedly ordinary Englishwomen and sisters, Ida and Louise Cook, decided, after hearing an aria from Madame Butterfly, to save their earnings and go "undercover" as eccentric opera fans to rescue dozens of people from the Nazis. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Reviews (7)
Malalrajas
This is definitely one of the most unusual books I have ever read. It is written by Ida Cook and is about she and her sister Louise. They both were in their twenties and developed a real passion for opera. They were kind of like opera groupies. They saved enough money to travel to America to see some concerts. In doing so they also became friends of quite a few opera stars in America, England, and Europe. In all of their travels to see different operas they unwittingly helped a woman get to England that was Jewish and trying to get out of Europe in the late 1930's. This led to them helping other people out of Europe, mostly Jews and a few others. It is a lovely book, very simple and very touching. I think eventually both of the sisters were honored by Yad Vashem in Israel. Really a wonderful book to read.

Domarivip
Fascinating book about two sisters, their love for opera, the enduring friendships which arose from that love, and the way they and certain friends were able to use that love to save lives just before WWII.

Zacki
What an inspiration these two lovely ladies are. A must read about these most unlikely heroines! They devoted their lives to their appreciation of the opera and within that framework spent their own time and money during World War II smuggling Jews out of Europe and out of the hands of the Nazis

Jusari
This book combines a significant bit of history with wonderful writing. It deserves a wide readership, but for those of us who have a specific interest in opera, especially opera's past (e.g., Ponselle, Farrar, Pinza, etc.) and/or were born before rock"n" roll (i.e., before 1951) it is a must read.

The story is gritty; the prose is lilting; and the pathos is heartrending. If this book doesn't bring tears of joy and sadness to your eyes then courage, and poignance, and tragedy, and beauty, and the dogged spirit of human determination and goodness don't exist in this world.

Approximately one-third of the book documents, in perfectly pitched prose, the role that the Cook sisters played in rescuing refugees, mostly Jews, from Europe prior to the outbreak of war in 1939. [In 1965 the two opera-loving Brits were awarded the honor of Righteous Among the Nations from the Yad Vashem for the lives they saved.] It seems almost an understatement to say, paraphrasing Albert Camus, that in the midst of winter these two sisters were an invincible summer.

Brightfury
The write up on Amazon made it sound more interesting. Was published in 1952, therefore an old story from early 1900's.

Jothris
The book dragged a bit in the beginning. It got better around page 140. A bit too much minutia.

Winail
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I found it touching and in also overwhelming. I am a holocaust survivor from Vienna. I was 9 years old and we had reached Brussels. My mother received a visa as a housekeeper but 50 pounds were needed for me to go with her. Someone at the British Consulate paid so I could go. We arrived in England 3 weeks before the war started. The book brought bad but also wonderful memories back.The book was so immediate for me. They both are real true heroines and Christians. I wish I had known them.
If you wish to have a true picture of that time and place read this outstanding book.

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