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Michelet, Edmond, 1899-1970

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Personal name headingMichelet, Edmond, 1899-1970
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Birth date18991008
Death date19701009
Place of birthParis (France)
Place of deathBrive-la-Gaillarde (France)
Profession or occupationPoliticians
Found inHis Sur la fidélité en politique ... 1949.
Edmond Michelet, in Chronoscope, 1954: title frame (the Honorable Edmond Michelet, member of the French Senate and former Minister of War)
Wikipedia, October 18, 2013 (Edmond Michelet; French politician; born October 8, 1899 in Paris; died October 9, 1970 in Brive; on June 17, 1940 he distributed tracts calling to continue the war in all Brive-la-Gaillarde's mailboxes; it is considered to be the first act of resistance of World War II in France, one day before Charles de Gaulle's Appeal of June 18th; he helped many victims of the Nazis in occupied France, including Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand; in 1943 he was arrested and incarcerated at the Dachau concentration camp where he assisted other prisoners during a typhus epidemic and was infected himself; when Dachau was liberated he was still aiding the sick and was the last to leave; while a prisoner, he was helped by abbé Franz Stock; he was made minister of the Army by Charles de Gaulle in 1946; he served as Minister of Justice from 1959 to 1961; Michelet was the main collaborator of Abraham Vereide, the leader of the Family fundamentalist organization, based in the United States)
Associated languagefre eng