‘American Schindler’ helped 4,000 Jews escape the Nazis

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Those saved by Varian Fry, known as the American Oskar Schindler, include Marc Chagall, the Jewish French-Russian artist, Claude Levi-Strauss, the French anthropologist, and surrealist artist, Marcel Duchamp.

But while Schindler, a German Industrialist, has been internationally recognised for saving an estimated 1,200 Jews – his story was made into the 1993 film Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg – the full extent of Fry’s heroic efforts is only now coming to light.

The passenger lists of ships bound for New York from Europe have revealed the true extent of his work with the French Resistance during the Second World War to smuggle Jews out of Nazi occupied territory.

Full Story: ‘American Schindler’ helped 4,000 Jews escape the Nazis – Telegraph