About Anne

“‘Suzanne’s Children’ vividly dramatizes the stakes of acting morally in a time of brutality.”

Wall Street Journal

Anne Nelson is an author and lecturer in the fields of international affairs, media and human rights.  As a journalist she covered the conflicts in El Salvador and Guatemala, and won the Livingston Award for best international reporting from the Philippines.  She served as the director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.  In 1995 she became the director the international program at the Columbia School of Journalism, where she created the first curriculum in human rights reporting.


New Book

A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust.


Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 – Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC.

Suzanne’s Children: The Hidden History of Women’s Resistance




NOVEMBER 6, 2017 – Central Queens Y, Queens, New York

Suzanne Spaak and the Jewish Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

The compelling story of how Suzanne Spaak and her friends in the immigrant Jewish underground in Paris created a complex network to rescue Jewish children from deportation.




NOVEMBER 19, 2017 – One Day University, New York City

German Resistance in WWII: What We Know Now That We Didn’t Know Then

Conventional wisdom has long suggested that the entire German nation succumbed to Nazi ideology. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, stunning new evidence locked in the Stasi archives became available to support a deeper understanding.