Résistante: mémoires d'une femme, de la résistance à la déportation

TitleRésistante: mémoires d'une femme, de la résistance à la déportation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGuillemot, Gisèle
Series EditorHumez, Samuel
Number of Pages209

This autobiography traces the path of a French woman who entered the Resistance as a teenager, and was eventually deported to Ravensbrück and Mauthausen.

Short TitleRésistante
Translated TitleResistante: memoirs of a woman, from the Resistance to deportation
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Gisèle Guillemot entered the French Resistance as a teenager, joining both the French Communist Party, and the National Front, a Communist resistance movement. She worked as a liaison agent under the pseudonym “Annick,” until she was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943. She and her comrades were condemned to death, but she was deported to Ravensbrück because German law forbade shooting women. Guillemot was liberated from Mauthausen in 1945 by the Red Cross. She was made a Commander of the Légion d’honneur and received the medal of the Resistance. Until her death, Guillemot was a tireless witness to the Nazi concentration camps, on television and in schools.

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