Monday, 1 June 2020

1301) Joseph Lécussan

Joseph Lécussan (1895 - 1946). Member of the Vichy French Milice who, along with Henri Gonnet, was responsible for the kidnapping and murdering of Hélène and Victor Basch (the latter being president of the Ligue des droits de l'homme from 1926 to 1944) under orders of the regional chief Paul Touvier.

- "A chronic alcoholic, Lécussan was a tall, heavily built ex-naval officer whose hair-trigger temper matched his red hair.…

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