This day in Jewish history / The Germans take Paris, but Curious George's creators escape
When Hans and Margret Rey fled the Germans, they took with them the first pages of what would become the popular children's series about a mischievous monkey.
On June 14, 1940, the triumphant German army entered and occupied Paris. It is also the day that, not by coincidence, just a few hours earlier, Hans and Margret Rey left the city on homemade bicycles and headed south into Vichy France. It was a journey that would save the Jewish couple’s lives, and also save the career of the fictional monkey Curious George, whom the two created together.
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