Soon after the German invasion of France, a teacher who was newly appointed to Domène (a small town near Grenoble) visited City Hall to introduce himself to the Mayor.
There, in City Hall, he met the mayor’s charming secretary, Anne-Marie (Mimi for short). The new teacher in town had good reason to strike up a friendship with Mimi, because he was looking for a contact who could produce false identity papers for a newly-formed resistance network.
So the teacher made a habit of stopping in to pay his respects to Mimi each time he went to the bakery. After a few weeks of getting to know her and judging whether he might be able to trust her, he asked Mimi if she was interested in joining a new network of persons opposed to the German occupation of France.
In this interview, Mimi recounts the exciting events of the next few years…