The Fearless American Heiress Who Resisted the Nazis

The fascinating story of Muriel ‘Mary’ Gardiner.

Sal
Lessons from History
6 min readMar 7, 2023

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Muriel Gardiner | Image Source: Artabbit (No Known Copyright Restrictions)

Illinois. Massachusetts. Oxford. Rome. Berlin. Vienna. She had travelled miles, but this was where her journey began, where the fearless American heiress would make her mark in the world.

There was a chill in the Vienna weather reminiscent of the fall in Wellesley that…

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Sal
Lessons from History

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