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Jacques Lusseyran September 19, , to July 27, was a blind author, professor, and French Resistance leader. Born in Paris, he was blinded in a school accident at the age of eight.

At age seventeen, less than a year after the German invasion of France, Lusseyran formed a Resistance group called the Volunteers of Liberty with fifty-two other boys. Because of his ability to read people as a blind person, he was put in charge of recruitment, and the group grew to over six hundred young men.

When the U. Third Army arrived at Buchenwald in April , Lusseyran was one of roughly thirty survivors of a transport of two thousand French citizens. Although for years he was prevented from becoming a professor, he repeatedly presented his case and was eventually able to teach in France. He was a professor at the University of Hawaii in when, at age forty-seven, he was killed in a car accident with his wife, Marie, not far from Juvardeil in France, where he had been happy as a boy.

Jacques Lusseyran. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In , when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best.

Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters. He was one of only thirty from the transport to survive. His gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published.

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Jacques Lusseyran

Jacques Lusseyran September 19, , to July 27, was a blind author, professor, and French Resistance leader. Born in Paris, he was blinded in a school accident at the age of eight. At age seventeen, less than a year after the German invasion of France, Lusseyran formed a Resistance group called the Volunteers of Liberty with fifty-two other boys. Because of his ability to read people as a blind person, he was put in charge of recruitment, and the group grew to over six hundred young men. When the U. Third Army arrived at Buchenwald in April , Lusseyran was one of roughly thirty survivors of a transport of two thousand French citizens.

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Lusseyran allows us to glimpse both heaven and hell on Earth through the eyes of a man who has lived through both. Lusseyran was born in Paris in A tragic schoolroom accident rendered him completely blind at age 8. Yet how was I to believe them when I saw? I found light and joy at the same moment, and I can say without hesitation that from that time on light and joy have never been separated in my experience. Lusseyran, a faithful Christian with an impressive grounding in the French rationalist tradition, does not bother to distinguish between the powers of perception that can be explained by a heightened sense of touch, smell or hearing, and those that are a gift from God.

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Jacques Lusseyran 19 September — 27 July was a French author and political activist. Lusseyran was born in Paris , France. He became totally blind in a school accident at the age of 7. At a young age he became alarmed at the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany and decided to learn the German language so that he could listen to German radio broadcasts. By , when Nazi Germany annexed Austria , he had accomplished this task. Germany invaded France in

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