At the end of 1943, she escaped arrest by the militia and joined several leading members of Sniper in Paris. She was arrested by German police on 30 June 1944 and deported to Ravensbrück on August 25. When the camp was evacuated in April 1945, she managed to escape with five comrades.
"My mother was a very important influence on me. She was an important figure in the French Resistance. I think she gave me a sense of tolerance and a sense of loyalty to your beliefs. When I was a child and even through my teens and as a young adult there was a profound anti-German feeling in France. My mother taught me the difference between Nazis and Germans, she taught me to never confuse the people with an idea."