French policeman posthumously honoured as Righteous Among the Nations

A police officer responsible for foreign citizens in wartime France has been posthumously honoured as a Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem for his role in saving Jews during the Holocaust.

Charles Létoffé lived with his family in Soissons, north of Paris where he was able to utilise his role to both hide Jews from the Nazis and to warn them of impending round-ups.

The honour was presented to his son Bernard Létoffé by Daniel Saada of the Israeli embassy in Paris at a ceremony on Friday at the Soissons town hall.

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