Everyone knows the beloved children’s character Curious George, but how many of us know about his creators? When Hans and Margaret Rey created the mischievous monkey, they were German Jews living in Paris. As the Nazis swept through Europe, the dynamic pair escaped with their precious manuscript on a homemade bicycle.
Post image: The H. A. & Margret Rey Papers, de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi
Louise Bordon, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Company, (2005).
Dinitia Smith, “How Curious George Escaped the Nazis.” New York Times. September 13, 2005.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)
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