Who was Louis Bascan?

Louis Bascan was born on 9 November 1868 in Paris (France). His father was a craftsman. Louis Basscan got into education science, especially progressive education and experiential learning.

Louis Bascan became teacher and finally headmaster (1906-1919)of the École Primaire supérieure of Rambouillet, a town in the departement Yvelines, in the region Île-de-France.

He wrote two Er schrieb zwei autobiographical novels: Louiset Vignol, enfant du peuple and Frères ennemis.

Since he dedicated his life to freedom it was consequential to join the French Resistance. He became leader of the branch of the French Resistance in Rambouillet under the name of Louis Bon. The Gestapo arrested him in June 1944 and brought him to the Nazi concentration camp in Buchenwald in August 1944, where he died on 7 November 1944, two days before his 76th birthday.

He wrote: Les Légendes Normandes, a collection of Norman legends of older sources, 1929 (Reprint (bei “les Editions du Bastion”, 1999, ISBN=2745500503). The book was used as reading book and translated into German 1948.

Lothringer Kreuz (croix de Lorraine), Symbol der Résistance intérieure française, von Sebcaen, Lizenz: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5/CC by SA

Croix de Lorraine, symbol of the French Resistance. By Sebcaen, licence: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5/CC by SA

Sources:
Qui était Louis Bascan ?

Paul Goyard: 100 Zeichnungen aus dem Konzentrationslager Buchenwald by Paul Goyard, Volkhard Knigge, Sonja Staar, Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora, published by Wallstein Verlag 2002, ISBN= 9783892444534, page 190

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