Women in World War II: The Spies They Never Saw Coming

Josephine Baker, an American vaudeville performer turned glittering star of Paris, was at the peak of her fame in 1939 when the Nazi regime began its stranglehold on Europe. But then came an offer that changed her life.
Like Baker, Virginia Hall, an American who lost a leg in a hunting accident, and Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim pacifist, weren’t prototypical spies. And that was exactly the point. Join us live on Facebook to learn how they turned prejudice and society’s low expectations of women into weapons that hid their critical work to defeat the Nazis.
CIA Museum’s Deputy Director
Dr. Elizabeth Baer, Holocaust Studies expert and research professor, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Photos courtesy:
Imperial War Museums
Library of Congress
Collection of Lorna Catling, CIA

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