Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque in homage to Henri Chevalier, a printer and resistant. On his own initiative, he printed brief catchphrases on slips of paper and pasted them himself around Lyon in tram-cars, building entryways, or on the handrail of bridges. The first issue of Franc-Tireur came off his presses on December 1, 1941. He was arrested by the Vichy police on September 20, 1942, but released on October 24, 1942. A Mason, he joined the movement le Coq Enchaîné, and rose to be a member of the governing board. On December 4, 1943, the Gestapo searched his printshop and found false ID papers; he was imprisoned at Montluc, then sent to the transit camp at Compiègnes-Royallieu... Read more

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Address : 40 Cours de la Liberté , 69003 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.758931 , 4.842298
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Civil resistance
  • Deportation
  • Rhone
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Plaque in homage to Henri Chevalier, a printer and resistant. On his own initiative, he printed brief catchphrases on slips of paper and pasted them himself around Lyon in tram-cars, building entryways, or on the handrail of bridges. The first issue of Franc-Tireur came off his presses on December 1, 1941. He was arrested by the Vichy police on September 20, 1942, but released on October 24, 1942. A Mason, he joined the movement le Coq Enchaîné, and rose to be a member of the governing board. On December 4, 1943, the Gestapo searched his printshop and found false ID papers; he was imprisoned at Montluc, then sent to the transit camp at Compiègnes-Royallieu and thence to Mauthausen. He was repatriated in 1945.

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

Carte des lieux de mémoire de la ville de Lyon

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