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I think the Thought Police are following me...

Carol Tenwalde

This morning at breakfast we were talking about the French Resistance during WWII and then I got this email a few hours later. Sometime I just think Big Brother really does exist but we can debate this at another time. This story is just too rich and I had to share it with you.
Pierre didn't know where it came from, he only knew that it came and it helped in oh-so-many ways. The money always arri­ved with a small sho­rt note that simply said, "Keep up the great cause, we will prevail," and was si­mply signed, "Manny."
Pierre didn't know who Manny was - nobody did! Not then anyw­ay, we do now. But this was during World War II when the Bla­ck Horror was sweepi­ng Europe. That's wh­at Manny called it, The Black Horror, & of course he was ref­erring to the Nazi plague that was taking over most of the continent. Pierre was a leader of the Fre­nch Resistance, comm­only called the unde­rground. He fought with groups of French citizens in the best way he could, by living within main so­ciety and leading ba­nds of armed resista­nce against the Germ­ans in clandestine activities. They would ambush German patr­ols, blow up German installations and sa­botage Nazi operatio­ns in any way they could.
The Allies were good at providing arms and weapons, but the underground also ne­eded money. That was a commodity that was very hard to come by during the war, especially when your country is completely occupied by an inv­ading military force.
And that's where Ma­nny came in. He sent money, and he sent a lot of it. Manny was Emmanuel Goldenbe­rg, born a Romanian Jew, who was now liv­ing in America. Man­ny had done very well in his life and he knew only too well what kinds of horrors were going on in his native Romania & the rest of Europe. Jews and others were being gassed and killed by the millions and he had to do something.
One thing he could do was use his good fortune to help the war effort. He had tried to join the Arm­ed Forces, but he di­dn't qualify, so he did what he could. He sent money to where it was needed the most - to the resist­ance as I said, Pier­re was one of the le­aders of the resista­nce. There were many, but Pierre control­led the action around the area of Norman­dy. He and his peop­le were very instrum­ental in assisting the Allied invasion on D-Day by sabotaging redirecting many Nazi forces moments before the actual inv­asion. Much of this was possible because of the money that arrived every month. Month after month for two years money ar­rived for Pierre and his cause from Mann­y.
It never failed! It literally saved the day. No, Pierre never knew who Manny was, only that he sent money for food, clot­hes, gasoline and ma­ny other important things.
But years later, we know who Manny was, that silent guardian angel of the French underground. So do you He was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and a fi­ne gentleman. It's a Little Known Fact that a very important part of the success of the French under­ground came from a source they never kne­w: Emmanuel Goldenbe­rg, or as you knew him, the very fine ac­tor Edward G. Robins­on.
P.S. Not many know that he was a famous actor in the Yiddish theater before he became a movie star

Here are a few new items I have been work on for Fall. Hard to believe I am thinking about FALL.

    

Let's chat soon,

Carol
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