Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque in homage to Jacques Kipman, a descendant of a Polish Jewish family in Paris. After the Vel'd'hiv round-up on July 16, 1942, he decided, though his family had not been concerned, to slip into the southern zone with a pal. Early in 1943, he was recruited by the fighter groups of the Jewish Youth Union. He dropped tracts in broad daylight from the terrace of the Galeries Lafayette in the center of Lyon. On June 11, 1944, when his operations group was ordered to murder a German officer, he killed an officer sitting on a bench in the place Ollier. The gunshot attracted the attention of German railmen on the University bridge, who, when they saw what had happened,... Read more

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Address : 2 place Ollier , 69007 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.752881 , 4.83821
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Civil resistance
  • Persecution
  • Repression
  • Rhone
  • Armed Resistance
Complete description of site

Plaque in homage to Jacques Kipman, a descendant of a Polish Jewish family in Paris. After the Vel'd'hiv round-up on July 16, 1942, he decided, though his family had not been concerned, to slip into the southern zone with a pal. Early in 1943, he was recruited by the fighter groups of the Jewish Youth Union. He dropped tracts in broad daylight from the terrace of the Galeries Lafayette in the center of Lyon. On June 11, 1944, when his operations group was ordered to murder a German officer, he killed an officer sitting on a bench in the place Ollier. The gunshot attracted the attention of German railmen on the University bridge, who, when they saw what had happened, opened fire and wounded Kiman, then kicked him to death.

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

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