Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Our high school teacher - a Résistant hero

We knew her as Madame Sisich. A tall imposing woman who made sure we learned French correctly. A stickler for those proper accents and pronunciation, vraiment.  As her high school students, we came to know that at twenty years old she'd been a courier in the Résistance during WW2, had been arrested in 1941, spent years in a concentration camp to survive and be awarded the Légion d'Honneur and Croix de Guerre.
One time she told us that when she'd gone into the camp as a young woman her hair turned white. And stayed that way the rest of her life. Yet, she married an American, lived in the US and raised a family. Soon it will be the 75th commemoration of the Libération in France.
Vivé Madame Sisich.
Cara - Tuesday

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