Person - Dussauze, Elizabeth (1914-1983)

Dussauze, Elizabeth (1914-1983)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

London (England, United Kingdom)  1914-12-29 - París (Isla de Francia, Francia)  1983-12-22


Dussauze was a member of French Resistance and director of the Ricou group of the resistant organization Combat Zone Nord. She was arrested in February 1942 by the Geheime Feldpolizei, police of the military intelligence service of the Wehrmacht, and held in Santé prison (Paris). Moved to the prison held in Saarbrücken, as a result of the decree "Nacht und Nebel", she was tried and condemned to death. However, the sentence was never enforced. Transferred to other prisons, she finally ends in March 1944 in the prison of Lübeck. From here she escapes in January 1945 and after a tour in Germany, she manages to reach Aichach, in Bavaria, which had been taken by the 101st American Airborne Division. Dussauze finally returned to France on May 30, 1945.

After the war she is recognized by her merits and receives different decorations. She was part of the delegation of the International Commission against the Concentrational Regime that visited the Spanish prisons in 1952. The conclusions of the visit were published in the White Paper about Spanish prison system.

World War, 1939-1945

Date of the event: 1939 - 1945



Lugar de Nacimiento:

London (England, United Kingdom) in 1914-12-29

Lugar de Defunción:

París (Isla de Francia, Francia) in 1983-12-22

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