|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1919|
Departement des Yvelines
|Death: ||Jul. 6, 1944|
Departement du Bas-Rhin
After the fall of France during the Second World War - Andree Borrel joined the resistance and helped British Airman who had been shot down over France to return to England.
Borrel came to England via Lisbon to avoid arrest by the Gestapo her activities had become known to the Germans.
Once in England she joined the French section of the Special Operations Executive.
After training Andree was parachuted into France and carried out clandestine operations. She also acted as a courier for the Prosper Network because of her knowledge of Paris.
Borrel was arrested on the 23rd June 1943 - probably because of a traitor in the group. She was taken to Gestapo Headquarters at 84 Avenue Foch, Paris and interrogated with brute force. She was then sent to Fresnes Prison and remained here untill May 1944. Borrel was then sent to Natzweiler Concentration Camp - here on the 6th July 1944 she was executed by a lethal phenol injection and then incinerated in the Camp Crematorium.
Andree Borrel was posthumously Awarded The Croix de Guerre by the French Government for her sacrifice for France.
Also Listed at the Special Operations Executive Memorial in Valencay, France.
The courage and bravery of Andree Borrel whilst serving with the Special Operations Executive. Is remembered on this Memorial.
Note: Books : Flames In The Field. by Rita Kramer.
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in a mass grave with other concentration camp victims.
Created by: Paul Monaghan
Record added: Feb 27, 2011
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