La France Divisée

Lucie Aubrac

Portrait of Lucie Aubrac

Spent the war years working incessantly to defeat the Nazis and liberate France
L ucie Bernard Aubrac was born in France in 1912. She studied history at the Sorbonne, received her agrégation and began teaching in Strasbourg where she met her future husband Raymond Samuel Aubrac. The couple married in 1939 and together they became leaders of the French Resistance in Lyon where Mme Aubrac taught history in a high school. In 1941 she helped create the Libération newspaper. The Gestapo arrested her husband Raymond in June 1943 along with Resistance leader Jean Moulin. She spent the war years working incessantly to defeat the Nazis and liberate France. She returned to teaching after her degree in history, revoked under Vichy, was restored. Mme Aubrac is the author of two books: Ils partiront dans l’Ivresse (1984) and La Résistance Expliquée à mes petits enfants (2000) and the subject of the film: Lucie Aubrac (1999).