Raymond Aubrac  one of the leading figures of the French resistance against the Nazis, Raymond Aubrac, age 97 has died, his family says.

His daughter said he was died at Val de Grace military hospital in Paris on Tuesday evening.

Raymond Aubrac and his late wife Lucie were important members of the underground resistance movement in 1942 Jean Moulin.

Aubrac was arrested in June 1943 with Moulin, who died after torture.

In a recent BBC interview he described how their arrests by the Gestapo at a doctor’s surgery in the suburb of Caluire in Lyon had come as “a shock, but not a surprise”.

Jean Moulin, who had sent by Gen Charles de Gaulle to organize the underground resistance against the nazi occupation, was tortured, taken to Paris and later died on a train to Berlin.

But Raymond Aubrac escapes when a group of warriors, including his wife attacked a truck moving him and other members of the resistance of prison in Lyon.

Source; bbc

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