Order of Leopold II Chevalier medal, ribbon, and silver palm citation awarded to Roger Francois by the Belgian government for his service to his country during World War II. During the German occupation of Belgium, May 1940-September 1944, the German military governed alongside the Belgian civil service. The Germans sought to deport all Jews to concentration camps; the Belgian civil service did not cooperate. By 1942, there was a significant resistance movement. Francois actively assisted Jews in avoiding these round-ups and in finding places to live in hiding. He was captured and interned at Buchenwald and Flossenburg concentration camps in Germany, and was not liberated until April 1945. Francois was honored with multiple awards for his wartime service.