Guy Môquet is a symbol of French resistance and national pride after being executed by the occupying Germans. His final letter to his family is remembered across France.
Pierre Marie-Benoît helped sneak 2,600 Jews out of occupied France during World War II.
When France was occupied by the Germans in 1940, Trocmé urged the villagers to side with God over government and give shelter to Jews. The entire village took up the struggle, always resisting without violence.
Veil is a champion for those without champions. She supports immigrants, the elderly, children, and women, of course. It is her regular and consistent support that these groups have to thank for their freedoms in France.
Before his transformation, the Beast was a young and selfish French prince. He held himself in high regard and treated everyone with disrespect.
Born into a wealthy family just prior to the French Revolution, Sophie Germain would find her childhood a lonely one. Danger from the violence and revolts of the revolution forced Sophie to remain confined to her parent’s home. With little or no contact with other children her age Sophie was forced to find ways to amuse and entertain herself. This often brought her to her father’s library.
Thérèse quickly became known for her “little way” in which she believed she could show her appreciation for God in small ways, without having to perform large deeds.
Simone de Beauvoir is remembered as one of the leading philosophers of the 20th Century. She was the leader of the second wave of feminism in France in the 1970s.
Charlemagne was an empire builder in Europe famous for promoting learning and trade.