A Mime’s Silent Resistance Against Nazi Forces

Great Big Story has a wonderful new video on the famed mime Marcel Marceau and the role he played in the French Resistance during WWII.

Marcel Marceau has become legendary as one of the greatest mimes of all time. But, before he cemented his place in performance history, Marceau’s knack for performing made him a unique asset to French resistance against Nazi forces during World War II. As the story goes, Marceau helped a group of children escape Nazi-occupied France by using his skills of mimicry to safely lead them into Switzerland.

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