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La Roche-Blanche

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Stone marker in tribute to the University of Strasbourg, which moved to Clermont-Ferrand in 1939. In July 1940, Professor Zeller, a historian, and Professor Lassus, an archeologist, brought the Alsatian students together to work on a dig in Gergovie. While they worked on the archeological dig, the students set up not a maquis but a breeding ground for resistants for the movements that were organized at the end of 1942, after the Germans occupied the Southern zone.

Source: Cairn



Address : Plateau de Gergovie , 63670 La Roche-Blanche
GPS Coordinates : 45.71785 , 3.116703
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Themes and resources
  • Monument
  • Civil resistance
  • Puy-de-Dome
  • Population movements
  • Armed Resistance
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