quinta-feira, 28 de maio de 2015

France: National Pantheon welcomes four resistant

At the same time that paid homage to Germaine Tillion, Geneviève De Gaulle-Anthonioz, Jean Zay and Pierre Brossolette who "embody and face the Republic", the French President denounced the return of "hatred" to the Jews and to democracy.

"Seventy years later, that hatred is back. With other characters, in other circumstances, but always with the same words and the same intentions affecting innocent people, journalists, Jews and police. Was to reject this dismal resurgence, the French stood on 11 January, because they're not afraid, afraid to defend freedom, "said the French President.

After join in the resistance, Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz and Germaine Tillion were arrested and deported to the camp of Ravensbrück. Both survived.

Pierre Brossolette, journalist and intellectual, was one of the leaders of the resistance. Arrested by the Gestapo, committed suicide not to give in to torture.

Jean Zay, Minister in the Government of Philippe Pétain, was murdered two weeks after the Allied landing in Normandy.

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