Raymond Aubrac was born in France in 1914. He became an engineer. A member of the French Communist Party, he married fellow member, Lucie Aubrac, in December, 1939. After the defeat of France in 1940, the couple moved to the unoccupied zone in Lyon. Later that year Lucie Aubrac met Emmanuel d'Astier in a cafe. Together they established the left-wing Libération-sud resistance group. For the next two years Lucie and Raymond lived double lives as resistance organizers. They were also involved in the publication of the Libération newspaper. Lucie Aubrac gave birth to her first child, Jean-Pierre, in May 1941. She often took her child to meetings with resistance leaders such as Jean Moulin, to divert the attention of the Milice. At the end of 1942 the German Army occupied the whole of France and Lyon became the headquarters of Gestapo chief, Klaus Barbie. In March 1943, Raymond Aubrac was arrested. However, after two months of being interviewed he was released. On 7th June 1943, René Hardy, an important member of the resistance in France, was arrested and tortured by Klaus Barbie and the Gestapo. They eventually obtained enough information to arrest Raymond Aubrac and Jean Moulin at an important meeting of the French Resistance at a doctor's surgery at Caluire in Lyon on 21st June, 1943. Moulin was tortured before being moved to Paris where he died from his injuries on 8th July 1943. Raymond Aubrac was held and tortured in Montluc Prison in Lyon. Lucie Aubrac, who was pregnant with her second child, visited the prison and claimed that she was unmarried and that Raymond was the father of her expected child. She pleaded that Raymond be allowed to marry her before his execution. The Gestapo believed her story and allowed the couple to get married. While being transferred back to prison after the "marriage" armed members of the resistance attacked the lorry and freed him. Lucie and Raymond went into hiding until a plane could take them back to London, where they arrived in February, 1944. After the liberation of France General Charles De Gaulle appointed Raymond Aubrac as the Commissioner of the Republic for Marseilles (1944-45). Raymond Aubrac, a member of the French Communist Party, established the Bureau of Study and Research of Modern Industry. He also worked as a high official of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome. Lucie Aubrac visited schools and told the students about her experiences during the war. She also wrote a couple of books about the French Resistance including Outwitting the Gestapo (1984). She once said: "Resistance is not just something locked away in the period 1939-45. Resistance is a way of life, an intellectual and emotional reaction to anything which threatens human liberty." In 1983 Klaus Barbie was arrested in Bolivia. Before his trial, Barbie let it be known that in court he would reveal new facts about the resistance. This included the claim that Raymond Aubrac became an informer after being arrested in March, 1943, and that he had been responsible for the arrest of Jean Moulin. Barbie died in September, 1991. Soon afterwards the so-called "Testament of Barbie" was released that once again accused Raymond Aubrac of being an informer. In 1997 the journalist, Gerald Chauvy published a book that relied on information supplied by Barbie to suggest that Aubrac had betrayed Jean Moulin. In 1998 Raymond and Lucie Aubrac won a libel case against Chauvy.