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Émile Moussat

Full name: Émile Moussat
Gender: Male
Born: June 26, 1885 in Algiers, Al-Jaza'ir, Algeria
Died: August 5, 1965 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Art Competitions


Algerian-born French author, poet and Romanist Émile Moussat was the son of journalist Georges Moussat (1858-1911). Émile Moussat was a school teacher before serving during World War I. He was captured early in 1914 and held as a prisoner-of-war (POW) in Germany until the end of the war.

One of his best-known works Der Himmel über Dietkirchen (Heaven over Dietkirchen) tells about his experiences as a POW in these times. His memories are now a valuable source for historians and provide insights into the everyday’s life of a prisoner-of-war camp during World War I. After his release he taught further in Metz and Paris and joined the Résistance during World War II. At the end of 1940, the Gestapo arrested him in front of his students. He was reportedly released to his family, with the help of a World War I veteran within the Nazi intelligence service.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Lyric Works France FRA AC

Mixed Literature, Lyric Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Art Competitions France Final Standings AC L'Athlète Brisé
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