Rémy Dumoncel was born to Catholic parents in Paris, France. In 1935, he became the mayor of Avon. Germany occupied Avon after defeating France in June 1940. Rémy resolved to remain mayor. He became active in a resistance group and worked to protect, aid, and shelter Jews and others. In May 1944, Rémy was arrested by the Gestapo. He died in the Neuengamme concentration camp on March 15, 1945.
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