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Galdin, Benoît Henri (Frère)

Date of birth:
April 23rd, 1896 (Courry, France)
Date of death:
December 16th, 1968 (Avignon, France)
Buried on:
French War Cemetery la Doua
French (1870-present, Republic)


Frère Benoît rescued many Jews from deportation in the Second World War. He has also rescued and cared for many victims after the Allied bombing on 26 May 1944 and later on in the Second World War. The street where the cemetery is located is named after him as a souvenir.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
« … Frère Benoît et son équipe ont achevé un travail remarquable pour relever avec un soin infini les restes de ces martyrs afin de pouvoir non seulement leur donner une sépulture mais aussi pour permettre aux familles de savoir qui étaient les victimes….»