Lest We Forget
A phenomenal and courageous story to mark #HMD2017 of the Cook sisters from Sunderland The North East ‘Heroic sisters Ida and Louise Cook Read More … who helped 29 Jews to escape their Nazi persecutors, will be marked with the mounting of a blue plaque at their childhood home, in Sunderland.
Posing as eccentric opera lovers they repeatedly travelled to Germany during the late 1930s, smuggling the personal possessions of those facing persecution back to Britain to sell and raise funds for the emigration papers and travel documents the refugees needed to escape to safety.
As a romantic novelist Ida wrote more than 125 novels for Mills and Boon under the pen-name of Mary Burchell. ‘ “It is only by remembering that we can learn from the past and ensure that history does not repeat itself”
Full story and image at The Northern Echo