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June 5, 2000
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The first American to be honored as a Righteous Gentile by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem is the protagonist in an upcoming television movie being shot in Montreal. “Varian’s War: A Forgotten Hero” tells the story of Varian Fry, who headed the American Rescue Committee in Marseilles and organized a network of international volunteers who saved many of Europe’s leading writers and artists by smuggling them into Spain.

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