Jeanne Brousse

French Resistance member and Righteous Among the Nations

Jeanne Brousse (maiden name: Maurier; April 12, 1921 – October 19, 2017) was a French resistance member. She was born in Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille in the Savoie region of France.

Jeanne Brousse
Jeanne in 1942

(1921-04-12)12 April 1921
Died19 October 2017(2017-10-19) (aged 96)
Annecy, France
Known forRighteous Among The Nations

Jeanne Brousse was a member of the French Resistance during World War II. In 1973 she was awarded the title of a Righteous Among The Nations.[1][2] In 1981, Brousse was one of the founding members of the French chapter of the association of the Righteous Among The Nations.[3] In 1987, she joined the French Yad Vashem committee, of which she remained the Vice President for several years.

In 2005, Jeanne Brousse was awarded the Legion of Honour.

Brousse died on 19 October 2017 in Annecy, France at the age of 96.[4]


  1. "Brousse Jeannette". yad vashem.
  2. Langer, Emily (2017-10-27). "'I was determined . . . that the greatest number of those who came to me could be saved.'". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  3. Gensburger, Sarah (2011-10-25). "Chapitre 2 / Entrepreneurs de mémoire et configuration française". Académique (in French): 51–71.
  4. "La résistante Jeanne Brousse est décédée".