Lieutenant Victor André SOSKICE 

Photos - (left) Soskice family via Dr Rod Bailey; (right) Pierre Lurçat.

Contrary to SOE records which state he was born in Paris, Victor Soskice was born in the Forest Hills district of New York on 9 May 1923, the son of Victor D. Soskice of Russian descent and Rosanne Soskice (née Timotheef), a French national but of a Bulgarian family.  His parents separated soon after his birth and, though he had US nationality, Victor was taken by his mother, a celebrated sculptress, to be brought up in Paris.  His mother remarried in 1931 and Soskice’s stepfather was the Jean Lurçat, a well-known and successful painter.........[Remainder of case study is complete - contact author for further details].

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