Overture of Hope-The Courageous Cook Sisters


A 1956 episode of the BBC television programme This is Your Life, featured the lives of two brave sisters, Louise and Ida Cook who, between 1912 and 1919 spent seven years of their childhood living in Alnwick. Some years later in 1964 the two women were awarded Israel’s Certificate of Recognition of the Yad Vashem Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority “for their many noble and courageous acts of humanity in rescuing Jews from Germany and Austria”.

This book is a comprehensive account of their amazing bravery and sang froid-at one time even staying in the same hotel as some of the leading Nazis to put themselves above suspicion.

Paperback- with photographs.

Update: Hear Ida Cook talk about her remarkable life on BBC Sounds

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