Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz was the niece of General de Gaulle. Her father was a diplomat and she spent much of her childhood travelling. During the Second World War, she joined the civilian Resistance movement at an early stage and set about trying to recruit more Free France Resistance fighters. She was deported to Ravensbrück concentration camp, where her famous name meant that she was kept hidden away to be used as currency in exchange for German prisoners.
After the war, she worked with ATD Fourth World to support poor and underprivileged people worldwide. One of her lasting legacies is France's framework law on combating poverty and social exclusion, which was passed in 1998.
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