to every French citizen. They arrived in Paris without difficulty, and were able to sneak into the Tuileries and speak with Marie-Antoinette. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. 22 On, von Fersen paid a visit to Jean-Baptisite Drouet at the Saint-Elizabeth prison on the slim hope of hearing news that might be of use. Many POWs starved to death or resorted to cannibalism while being held in open-air pens at Auschwitz and elsewhere.