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Heroes of the Pen: Alvah Bessie on Murdered Writers, 1943

August 30, 2017
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Heroes of the Pen: Alvah Bessie on Murdered Writers, 1943

Gabriel Peri and Lucien Sampaix, two veteran writers of the Parisian pre-war Communist newspaper Humanité, were among the 100 hostages shot in late 1941 at Mont Valerien Fortress just north of Paris as one of the three “punishments” inflicted on the Parisian population by General Otto von Stuelpnagel in reprisal for the repeated bombings....
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