Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Celia Bertin (1920-2014) ~ aka Jean Voilier

Celia Bertin was born in Paris, Ile-de-France on 22 October 1920. Daughter of a boureois family, she was educated in Paris where she studied English literature.

She worked as a resistant for Pierre de Lescure, member of the Intelligence Service. Having fled Paris for security reasons, she was sent in October 1944 to Switzerland by Pierre-Henry Teitgen, an important leader of the Resistance. There she gave lectures on the Resistance.

Celia later married to Jerry Reich of New York and lived in Boston, New Hampshire, Maine and Paris where she died on 27 November 2014

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