Journalist Varian Mackey Fry decimal birthdays

Varian Mackey Fry

Varian Mackey Fry birthday 15 October 1907 15 October 1907
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Varian Mackey Fry, Journalist, United States

Before glory

At the age of only 9 years old, during World War I, he held a fundraiser for the American Red Cross with his friends. While attending Harvard University, he founded the highly influential publication Hound & Horn, which would produce the submissions of many students that would later become famous writers. His journalistic career with The Living Age led him to travel to Berlin as a foreign correspondent, where he witnessed the horrific treatment of Jews by Nazis, which inspired him to take action. 

About Varian Mackey Fry

Journalist and organizer of the rescue network which helped approximately 2000 to 4000 anti-Nazi and Jewish refugees escape the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. He was given the title "Righteous Among the Nations" by the state of Israel. In addition to his direct assistance in this effort, he has also written numerous publications documenting the abuse of Jews by Hitler's regime, including books and articles for highly esteemed periodicals such as The New York Times.

Family Life

He is the son of Lillian Mackey and Arthur Fry. He married Eileen Avery Hughes in 1931 and although they divorced following his return from France, he visited her and read to her daily as she was dying from cancer in the hospital. He later married Annette Riley, with whom he had 3 children.

Friends and colleagues

Some of the countless refugees he aided include the historian and philosopher Hannah Arendt as well as author and co-founder of surrealism Andre Breton.

Fast facts

He helped to form the Emergency Rescue Committee (ERC), which was supported by dignitaries such as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Although he was terminated from his position with the ERC in 1942, he was recruited to be an advisor for the War Refugee Board of President Theodore Roosevelt.

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29 April 2023 42,200 days
7 May 2023 1,013,000 hours
21 May 2023 60,800,000 minutes
13 June 2023 3,650,000,000 seconds
18 June 2023 1,014,000 hours
29 July 2023 1,015,000 hours
29 July 2023 60,900,000 minutes
7 August 2023 42,300 days
15 August 2023 1,390 months
9 September 2023 1,016,000 hours
7 October 2023 61,000,000 minutes
7 October 2023 3,660,000,000 seconds
15 October 2023 116 years
21 October 2023 1,017,000 hours
15 November 2023 42,400 days
1 December 2023 1,018,000 hours
15 December 2023 61,100,000 minutes
12 January 2024 1,019,000 hours
30 January 2024 3,670,000,000 seconds
23 February 2024 42,500 days
23 February 2024 1,020,000 hours
23 February 2024 61,200,000 minutes

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