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Madeleine Truel, a Peruvian woman who risked her life to save others during WWII

2012-07-07

PAOLO TEJADA PINTO
Professor, University of Piura (Peru)

"She saved the lives of many Jews. She also helped American soldiers and allies, so they could do their work as spies in France and mainly in Paris, when it was occupied by the Nazis.”

She was born and raised in Peru and attended Catholic schools.  Her parents were French immigrants, so she grew up speaking both French and Spanish. She eventually went to live in Paris to work as a translator, where her bilingual skills were key in helping people escape the Nazi regime.

PAOLO TEJADA PINTO
Professor, University of Piura (Peru)
"She joins the resistance forces in France where she dedicates her life to saving others. She does this by issuing passports and documentation to those who need it.”

Her story is now part of a 31 minute documentary  titled "Madeleine Truel: The Peruvian Heroin of the Second World War.” Through interviews of both historians and family members, Director Luis Enrique Cam, shows how she constantly helped people, even after suffering a tragic accident that disabled her for a year. In fact, she would still help people even after being sent to a concentration camp for falsifying documents.

PAOLO TEJADA PINTO
Professor, University of Piura (Peru)
"She's an example for the youth in Peru. You can clearly see her values of solidarity, of Christian charity. Also the virtue of strength that were very dear to her.”

She died on May 3rd, 1945 in Stolpe, Germany, a short time after a so called 'Death Marc'.” Now  this documentary, is hoping to mark her strength and charity for generations to come.

On July 13th, the movie will be shown before Peru's Congress. Then on July 14th which is Independence Day in France it will be loaded on YouTube. Finally on the 27th of that month, the documentary will be aired on Peru's National Television.


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