Sorana Gurian (1913-1956) was a Jewish-Romanian intellectual who was part of the underground opposition in fascist Romania during the Second World War. She contacted tuberculosis in her twenties and spent time at Berck sanatorium, in France, and later studied at the Sorbonne. After returning to Romania, Gurian's anti-fascist activism put her life in danger and she escaped to Italy by entering a marriage of convenience. After her divorce, she lived in Israel and eventually returned to Paris, where she died of cancer at the age of 43.
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