Madame Fourcade and the French Resistance Against Hitler
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Lynne Olson, Stanley Cloud (moderator)
Tue, March 5th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


Discover the almost unbelievable story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the leader of the largest spy network in France during World War II. She was captured by the Nazis twice and escaped both times, and her agents provided the Allies with some of the most crucial intelligence of the war, including a 55-foot-long map of the beaches and roads used for the landing on D-Day.

Lynne Olson is a New York Times bestselling author. Her latest book is Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler. Stanley Cloud (moderator), an author and former journalist, served as Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief from 1989 to 1994.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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