Eduardo Propper de Callej N

Eduardo Propper de Callej N

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eduardo Propper de Callej n (1895-1972) was a Spanish diplomat who is mainly remembered for having facilitated the escape of thousands of Jews from occupied France during the World War II between 1940 and 1944.He was the maternal grandfather of British actress Helena Bonham Carter.Propper de Callej n was First Secretary of the Spanish Embassy in Paris, when France surrendered to Nazi Germany on 20 June 1940. In order to prevent the Wehrmacht from plundering the art collection that his wife's family kept at the Chateau de Royaumont, he declared this castle to be his main residence, so it would be treated in the same privileged way as the accommodation of any other diplomat. Among the art works thus saved are a triptych of Van Eyck (one of Adolf Hitler?'s favourite painters).show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 613578787X
  • 9786135787870