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Medal of Deportation and Resistance for Acts of Resistance awarded to a French doctor

Object | Accession Number: 2003.351.2

Medaille de la Deportation et de L’Internement Pour Faits de Resistance [Medal of Deportation and Resistance for Acts of Resistance] issued to Dr. Gaston Crouzet, a member of the French resistance in Marseille. The medal was awarded to those who were imprisoned in German concentration camps for their resistance activity. It is missing its ribbon. After Nazi Germany invaded France in May 1940, Gaston and his son Robert joined the resistance. They gathered information about German troop transports and supplied it to the British. In May 1943, Gaston and Robert were betrayed by another resistance member and arrested. They were held in France and, in January 1944, deported to Buchenwald concentration camp. In March, Gaston was transferred to Neuengamme. On April 29, Robert died of typhus. In October, Gaston was sent to Flossenburg where he was liberated by American troops on April 23, 1945.

Date
1940-1945  (commemoration)
after 1950  (issue)
Geography
issue : France
Language
French
Classification
Awards
Category
Medals
Object Type
Medals, French (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jean Crouzet
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 16:00:04
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