From 1940 to 1944, in the context of the Second World War, France was occupied by Nazi Germans. While the French state, through the Vichy regime, and some informal groups of individuals collaborated with the Nazis, many others set up movements for the liberation of France and the fight against fascism. These movements became known as the French Resistance. Among the fighters of the French Resistance were a number of Armenian immigrant men and women. While some of them, like Missak Manouchian and his wife Mélinée, have gained national recognition in France, others, like Louise Aslanian are less known.