Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Great post. I'd like to mention a forgotten American hero(ine)who unfortunately did not escape from the Gestapo - Mildred Fish Harnack.  She was the only American woman to be executed by Hitler. She and her husband Arvid Harnack were part of the underground resistance group known as the Red Orchestra (Rote Kapelle).  They had close ties to the Soviet spy agency NKVD,which is why she was dismissed as a "traitor" in the post-war McCarthy era. But in truth both Mildred and Arvid also passed along intelligence to the American embassy in Berlin: they wanted to defeat Hitler and would work with any group - American or Soviet - that would help achieve that dream.

More about Mildred on my blog and a review of an excellent bood about Mildred and the Red Orchestra here.

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by DowneastDem (david.vickrey (at) post.harvard.edu) on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 07:27:08 AM EST

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