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Jacques Lusseyran

Jacques Lusseyran was born in Paris in 1924. After losing his sight at the age of eight in an accident, his parents treated him as though he could see, and he remained a gifted student at his regular school. During the Nazi occupation of Paris, he organized the Voluntaires de la Liberté, an underground student resistance group. Lusseyran was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Buchenwald, where he remained until liberation by the U.S. Army. After the war, he was honored by France and overcame the laws prohibiting "invalids" from entering public service. Lusseyran later became a professor in Greece and Paris, and in 1958 became guest lecturer at Hollins College and taught at universities in Ohio and Hawaii. He died in an auto accident near Paris in 1971.


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