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Dreyfus, Vital

Date of birth:
October 2nd, 1901 (Besanšon, France)
Date of death:
December 1st, 1942 (Pyrenees / Planolas-Gerona-Spain)
Nationality:
French

Biography

Vital Dreyfus was a member of the International Network "Dutch-Paris" that helped people to escape to the England, by helping them across the French-Swiss and French-Spanish borders.
During one of his voyages across the Spanish Pyrenees, he froze to death and was only found after the snow melted away in spring 1943.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Arts (Medical Docter)
Unit:
Medical Docter Paris
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1950
Details:
Royal Decree no.5 Posthume.
Verzetskruis 1940-1945 (VKN)

Sources

  • Photo:
  • - Schulten dr. C.M., "Zeg mij aan wie ik toebehoor", Het verzetskruis 1940-1945, Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Amsterdam, 1993