Agnes Grunwald-Spier tells the story of Charles Fawcett, an American art student in France who had an unusual method of saving Jewish women during the Nazi occupation: by marrying them. This gave the women special status as the wife of a US citizen and allowed them to flee the country. At one point he was married to six at once, a feat made possible by the efforts of the French Resistance.
Storyteller: Agnes Grunwald-Spier
Date of Story: 1940-1944
Location of Story: Marseille, France
Location: London, UK
Date: 28 February, 2016
You can read about this story and others in Agnes’ book The Other Schindlers. Agnes Grunwald-Spier has collected the stories of 30 individuals who rescued Jews, providing a new insight into why these people were prepared to risk so much for their fellow men and women. With a foreword by one of the leading experts on the subject, this is an ultimately uplifting account of how some good deeds really do shine in a weary world. Click here to find out more about The Other Schindlers or click here to visit Agnes’ website.