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Yves Oppert

Yves Oppert

Male 1909 - 1944  (35 years)

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  • Name Yves Oppert 
    Born 25 May 1909  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography YVES OPPERT Born Paris, France, May 25, 1909.
    Yves' mother died when he was 7, and he grew up in the home of his grandfather, who was the chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Paris. Yves became a successful businessman, owning a chain of department stores. He was an avid mountain climber and liked to play tennis and to race cars and motorcycles. As a young man, Yves did his military service in France's alpine corps.

    1933-39: In 1934 Yves married Paulette Weill, and the couple had two daughters, Nadine in 1935 and Francelyn in 1939. He was called up by the French army and served for five months as a lieutenant when war threatened to break out in 1938 during the crisis over Czech Republic. Yves was mobilized again when France declared war on Germany in September of 1939.
     
    1940-44: Yves was captured during the German invasion of France. He escaped, but stayed in France to fight. Making use of his store inventory in Saint-Etienne, he organised a quartermaster corps in unoccupied Vichy France that issued food, blankets, tents and clothing to the Free French Resistance. He helped hide Jewish children in convents and farms, and to hide Canadian and American paratroopers. Yves headed the resistance in Savoy.

    After the Allies landed in France in 1944, he was captured by the Germans. Yves was tortured and killed in Etercy on June 24, 1944. He was 35 years old. He was posthumously awarded France's War Cross, Military Medal and Legion of Honor.
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    Hebrew Birth 5 Siv 5669 
    Holocaust Victim
    Hebrew Death 3 Tam 5704 
    Occupation Owned a chain of department stores 
    Residence Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Jun 1944  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4742  Blank Family
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 

    Father Dr. Edouard Oppert,   b. Abt 1871, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Claire Dreyfus,   b. Oct 1876, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1905  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paulette Weill,   b. 22 Oct 1911, Mulhouse, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 2005, Minneapolis, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1934  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F1637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1909 - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1934 - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jun 1944 - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Oppert Yves
    Oppert Yves

    Holocaust Records
    Page of Testimony of Yves Oppert
    Page of Testimony of Yves Oppert

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] US Holocaust Memorial Museum.


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