Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque in homage to Jeanine Sontag, a liaison agent in the Marcel Descour team of the Secret Army from the end of 1943. In May 1944, she joined the Immigrant Labor movement as a member of the Carmagnole Battalion. On July 3 1944, she was with her detachment in the raid on the Gambetta garage in the Avenue Félix Faure, which worked for the Wehrmacht. The operation destroyed a large number of vehicles, but then went awry. The squad had to climb up onto the roof. She fell and was taken into custody by the Germans, interrogated, tortured and imprisoned at the Montluc prison. On August 20, 1944, she was executed by firing squad at Côte-Lorette in... Read more

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Address : 24 rue Cuvier , 69006 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.766666 , 4.843837
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  • Commemorative plaque
  • Repression
  • Rhone
  • Sabotage
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Plaque in homage to Jeanine Sontag, a liaison agent in the Marcel Descour team of the Secret Army from the end of 1943. In May 1944, she joined the Immigrant Labor movement as a member of the Carmagnole Battalion. On July 3 1944, she was with her detachment in the raid on the Gambetta garage in the Avenue Félix Faure, which worked for the Wehrmacht. The operation destroyed a large number of vehicles, but then went awry. The squad had to climb up onto the roof. She fell and was taken into custody by the Germans, interrogated, tortured and imprisoned at the Montluc prison. On August 20, 1944, she was executed by firing squad at Côte-Lorette in Saint-Genis-Laval, south of Lyon.

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

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