||December 15, 1924|
||July 27, 1971 (aged 46)|
||Resistance leadership in WW2||
Jacques Lusseyran tells the story in episode 569 of how he became radicalised by the oppressive nature of the Nazi occupation of France in WW2. Although only 16 years old, he started one of the largest resistance organisations in the country. He was completely blinded at the age of 8 in an accident. After surviving the concentration camp in Buchenwald and returning to France, he faced discrimination due to his blindness, under laws that were introduced by the Vichy government but not repealed until many years after the war. He went on to become a professor and author, in USA. He was killed in a car accident in 1971.