Elyette Loup

Born 21 January 1934, Birtouta, Algeria.

 

Liaison Officer for the Algerian Communist Party (PCA), she distributes leaflets and smuggles messages for the PCA. 

 

As a native Frenchwoman, it is easy for her to move around Algiers.  When she is denounced for her clandestine activities, she is then on the run from the French Paratroopers. Arrested in 1957, she is tortured and imprisoned for three years, first in Algeria and then in France.  Freed in 1960, she procures false papers and goes underground in Algeria until the end of the war. In 1962, she marries an Algerian activist.

 

She still lives in Algiers.

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