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Paul TOUVIER

French Paul TOUVIER

born Paul Claude Marie TOUVIER

French Nazi collaborator during World War II in Occupied France

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Born: on April 03, 1915 in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
Died: on July 17, 1996 in Fresnes, Val-de-Marne, France


Biography

Paul Touvier was born in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron, Alpes de Haute-Provence, in southeastern France. His family was devoutly Roman Catholic, lower-middle-class and extremely conservative. He was one of 11 children, and the oldest of the five boys. Serving as an altar boy when he was young, he attended a seminary for a year, intending to become a priest.

Touvier's mother, Eugenie, was an orphan who was raised by nuns. As an adult, she was very religious and went to Mass every day. She died when Touvier was an adolescent. His father, François Touvier, was a tax collector in Chambéry, after having retired after serving as a career soldier for 19 years. Touvier's father was very conservative, an admirer of the monarchist and anti-parliamentarist Charles Maurras and L'Action Française.

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