Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque on the building where the three Montel brothers were born. To avoid complance with the STO (Service de Travail Obligatoire Compulsory Work Service), Yves and André decided, with the approval of their father, who was chief of staff for General de Lattre de Tassigny with the Army of North Africa, to go and join him with the third brother, Georges. They hid in Toulouse at the end of June 1943.

Georges and André tried to cross the Spanish border, but their guide betrayed them, and the Gestapo arrested them on July 14, 1943. The two were deported to Buchenwald and died at Dora.

Yves was arrested on July 18, 1943. He... Read more

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Address : 3 rue Tronchet , 69006 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.769491 , 4.843215
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Deportation
  • Forced Labor Department
  • Rhone
  • Population movements
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Plaque on the building where the three Montel brothers were born. To avoid complance with the STO (Service de Travail Obligatoire Compulsory Work Service), Yves and André decided, with the approval of their father, who was chief of staff for General de Lattre de Tassigny with the Army of North Africa, to go and join him with the third brother, Georges. They hid in Toulouse at the end of June 1943.

Georges and André tried to cross the Spanish border, but their guide betrayed them, and the Gestapo arrested them on July 14, 1943. The two were deported to Buchenwald and died at Dora.

Yves was arrested on July 18, 1943. He too was deported to Buchenwald and died there on March 16, 1944.

Source : Bruno Permezel, Résistants à Lyon, Villeurbanne et aux alentours : 2824 engagements, BGA Permezel, 2003.

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