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Odette Hallowes - GC, MBE, Chevalier de la legion d'honneur. She worked for the French underground, but was betrayed to the Gestapo. Under torture, she stuck to her cover story, was sentenced to death and taken to Ravensbruck. She survived the war and went on to testify against her the prison guards in 1946. Legend!

Odette Hallowes - GC, MBE, Chevalier de la legion d'honneur. She worked for the French underground, but was betrayed to the Gestapo. Under torture, she stuck to her cover story, was sentenced to death and taken to Ravensbruck. She survived the war and went on to testify against her the prison guards in 1946. Legend!

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For more than 60 years, the heroism of Noor Inayat Khan, one of Winston Churchill's elite Special Operations Executive secret agents, has remained largely forgotten. She was the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France, where her bravery has long been recognized, and for three months she single-handedly ran a cell of spies across Paris until she was betrayed and captured.  For ten months she was tortured by the Gestapo desperate for any information about SOE operations, but…

For more than 60 years, the heroism of Noor Inayat Khan, one of Winston Churchill's elite Special Operations Executive secret agents, has remained largely forgotten. She was the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France, where her bravery has long been recognized, and for three months she single-handedly ran a cell of spies across Paris until she was betrayed and captured. For ten months she was tortured by the Gestapo desperate for any information about SOE operations, but…

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Odette Sansom Hallowes (28 April 1912—13 March 1995) was an Allied heroine of the Second World War. After being betrayed by a double agent. She was condemned to death in June 1943, & sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. She survived the war & testified against the prison guards at a 1946 war crimes trial.

Odette Sansom Hallowes (28 April 1912—13 March 1995) was an Allied heroine of the Second World War. After being betrayed by a double agent. She was condemned to death in June 1943, & sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. She survived the war & testified against the prison guards at a 1946 war crimes trial.

Violette Reine Elizabeth Bushell Szabo, GC, (1921–1945) was a World War II French-British secret agent.  She was brought to Gestapo headquarters at 84 Avenue Foch for interrogation and torture. In Aug1944, she was moved to Ravensbrück concentration camp, where over 92,000 women died. There, she endured hard labour and malnutrition, she managed to help save the life of courier Hortense Clews. She was executed on or about 5Feb1945 and her body disposed of in the crematorium. She was 23 years…

Violette Reine Elizabeth Bushell Szabo, GC, (1921–1945) was a World War II French-British secret agent. She was brought to Gestapo headquarters at 84 Avenue Foch for interrogation and torture. In Aug1944, she was moved to Ravensbrück concentration camp, where over 92,000 women died. There, she endured hard labour and malnutrition, she managed to help save the life of courier Hortense Clews. She was executed on or about 5Feb1945 and her body disposed of in the crematorium. She was 23 years…

In the summer of 1943, Myla Racine assumed command of an underground group affiliated with the Hanoar Hatzioni youth movement in St. Gervais, in the Italian occupation zone in France. She helped hundreds of families that had fled to the area, helping to smuggle children to Switzerland. She was caught on October 21, 1943 while smuggling children, imprisoned and tortured. She was later sent to Ravensbrück and then Mauthausen, where she was killed in an Allied air raid. #WomensDay #wmnhist

In the summer of 1943, Myla Racine assumed command of an underground group affiliated with the Hanoar Hatzioni youth movement in St. Gervais, in the Italian occupation zone in France. She helped hundreds of families that had fled to the area, helping to smuggle children to Switzerland. She was caught on October 21, 1943 while smuggling children, imprisoned and tortured. She was later sent to Ravensbrück and then Mauthausen, where she was killed in an Allied air raid. #WomensDay #wmnhist

Marianne Cohn - French Resistance heroine, saved groups of Jewish children from Vichy France by helping them over the Pyrenees to Spain. Was caught by the gestapo and murdered by a gang of German soldiers; beaten by shovels and kicked to death

Marianne Cohn - French Resistance heroine, saved groups of Jewish children from Vichy France by helping them over the Pyrenees to Spain. Was caught by the gestapo and murdered by a gang of German soldiers; beaten by shovels and kicked to death

Lucie Aubrac  -  France  -  June 29, 1912 – March 14, 2007  Lucie was a school teacher who became a member of the French resistance along with her husband, Raymond.  When Raymond & his friend, known badass, Jean Moulin, were arrested by the Gestapo, Lucie wasn’t having that shit.  Instead, she got some of her friends together & they managed to break Raymond out of there (killing 6 Germans in the process) along with 13 others in a jailbreak worthy of being made into a movie.

Lucie Aubrac - France - June 29, 1912 – March 14, 2007 Lucie was a school teacher who became a member of the French resistance along with her husband, Raymond. When Raymond & his friend, known badass, Jean Moulin, were arrested by the Gestapo, Lucie wasn’t having that shit. Instead, she got some of her friends together & they managed to break Raymond out of there (killing 6 Germans in the process) along with 13 others in a jailbreak worthy of being made into a movie.

Sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau with another two hundred French women prisoners, Dr. Adelaide Hautval, a devout Protestant, was housed with five hundred Jewish women prisoners, and was nicknamed “the saint.” With little or no resources, she attempted to help Jewish prisoners who had contracted typhus, refrained from reporting the prisoners’ illnesses (thereby sparing them immediate death) and treated them with boundless dedication.

Sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau with another two hundred French women prisoners, Dr. Adelaide Hautval, a devout Protestant, was housed with five hundred Jewish women prisoners, and was nicknamed “the saint.” With little or no resources, she attempted to help Jewish prisoners who had contracted typhus, refrained from reporting the prisoners’ illnesses (thereby sparing them immediate death) and treated them with boundless dedication.

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