Persecuted from a young age, he had a famous revolutionary grandfather and witnessed one of the most notorious political assassinations of the 20th century.
An artist who abandoned her studies for love, she became a world expert on embroidery after a family tragedy, travelling throughout the world’s dangerous places in search of new textiles.
A Belgian schoolgirl who joined the Comet Line, rescuing Allied airmen from the Nazis, she was forced into a daring escape herself.
A refugee from Poland he became an active member of the French Resistance with a dramatic escape from the Nazis. In later life a professor in universities.