Title

Le Dossier du Docteur Jackson

Document Type

Video

Date

2013

Summary

Sumner Waldron Jackson (1884 -1945) was a Jefferson Medical College graduate in the Class of 1914. He served in WWI in France and after the war lived a few years in Philadelphia with his French wife but returned to the Continent where he established himself as staff surgeon at the American Hospital in Neuilly, a suburb of Paris, from 1925-1943. He was a hero martyr of the French Resistance during WWII.

"This 20-minute documentary tells how Sumner Jackson, a doctor at the American Hospital of Paris, stood up to Nazi invaders from 1940 to 1944. He and his wife Toquette and son Philip joined the Goélette network of the French Resistance—and paid for it dearly. All were arrested and deported to Germany; Philip and Toquette survived and returned to Paris in 1945, while Dr. Jackson died in Lübeck in northern Germany on May 3, 1945. Drawing on interviews with Philip as well as insights from historians and WWII experts, this is a moving story about the courage and tragedy of an American in Paris in the turmoil of the German Occupation."

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Language

French

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