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First name:  Jean-Pierre

Last name:  Pedrazzini

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Photographer - Reporter
  • Media outlet:  Paris Match
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  29 Jan 1927 France

  • Died:  7 Nov 1956 Hungary
  • War zone:  yes


Shot several times while helping wounded demonstrators in Republic Square in Budapest on 30 October during the uprising against Soviet domination. Died of his wounds in Paris a week later.

  • A plaque in his memory is on the Place de la République in Paris.
    Posthumously awarded France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.
    - 10/1956/27
    Arrives in Hungary four days after October uprising begins.
    Hired as reporter-photographer by Paris Match
    Studied in Nice and Neuchâtel.
    Born in Paris.


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