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Alexandra DeJongh

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Dr. Brigitte Hamon- Porter

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Known today as one of the most prominent leaders of the French Resistance during World War II, Jean Moulin was given by General Charles de Gaulle the seemingly impossible task of unifying the different movements of the Resistance during the war. Through countless difficulties, he succeeded in forming one solid resistance that included both right-winged Royalists and left-winged Socialists. This research analyzes the reasons for which the French Resistance began, the impact Jean Moulin had on the Resistance, and finally his betrayal to the Gestapo on the 21st of June, 1943.