Georges Lafosse (March 8, 1913?-???? ) was (is?) a prolific French cartographer active between 1952 and 1960. His name appears on dozens of maps, produced by the Institut Géographique National on behalf of various French government organizations, including the Centre de hautes études administratives sur l'Afrique et l'Asie modernes, the Centre de hautes études, d'administration musulmane, the Direction de la documentation, and the press service of the French Embassy. His biographical record is frustratingly vague. We do find a record for a Georges Lafosse born in Abbeville on March 8, 1913 having been interned at Dachau in January of 1941. If Lafosse was part of the Institut Géographique National at the beginning of the Second World War, it is possible that this was his route to Dachau: the IGN was famous for its counterfeiters, being experts in penmanship and having ready access to the materials necessary for the production of fake identity papers. Agents of the IGN took an active part in armed resistance from 1943 to the end of the war.

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