Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque in memory of the civilians killed on August 24, 1944, by German troops. The school in the rue Tronchet, because of its location, had been requisitioned by the occupying army and converted into a field hospital. In the second half of August, as the nearby suburbs became riskier, the Germans decided to centralize their health services in the Croix-Rousse. The evacuation of the hospital in the rue Tronchet was finished on August 24, and the Germans reportedly told the French staff that remained to help themselves to what was left. The neighbors realized that the staff was making off with foodstuffs and a crowd formed, of people hoping to salvage some provisions. When he was... Read more

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Address : 92 rue Tronchet , 69006 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.770214 , 4.852368
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  • Commemorative plaque
  • Repression
  • Rhone
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Plaque in memory of the civilians killed on August 24, 1944, by German troops. The school in the rue Tronchet, because of its location, had been requisitioned by the occupying army and converted into a field hospital. In the second half of August, as the nearby suburbs became riskier, the Germans decided to centralize their health services in the Croix-Rousse. The evacuation of the hospital in the rue Tronchet was finished on August 24, and the Germans reportedly told the French staff that remained to help themselves to what was left. The neighbors realized that the staff was making off with foodstuffs and a crowd formed, of people hoping to salvage some provisions. When he was alerted to this, a German commander quartered in the Part-Dieu sent over a detachment of airborne troops. Without warning, the Germans opened fire on a group of civilians, including a number of women and children, leaving many dead or wounded.

Source: Commissariat de la République, Mémorial de l'oppression, fascicule N°1, 1945

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