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Nguyen Cong Anh, Paul

Date of birth:
1919
Date of death:
2008
Nationality:
Vietnamese (1802-1945, Kingdom/Empire)

Biography

Paul Nguyen was born in Vietnam but emigrated to France. Here he studied at the university in Nice where he met Polish-Jewish refugee Jadwiga Alfabet. When the French police started arresting Jews in 1942 he married Jadwiga on September 5th, 1942 in an attempt to keep her from being deported. When in September 1943 deportation seemes inevitable, Paul managed to smuggle his wife, child and some relatives to Switserland.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 14th, 2007
J.0. n 162 du 14 juillet 2007 page 11922.
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 2007
Yad Vashem-decoration

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