Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque in homage to Michel Gaillard, an FFI (French Interior Forces) fighter. He was arrested and held at Montluc prison and then deported. The convoy he was on left Compiègne on April 27, 1944 and arrived at Auschwitz on April 30. In May 1944, he was transferred to Flossenburg, where he died at the age of 18 on February 25, 1945. Fewer than half of the 1650 men in the convoy ever saw France again.

Source: Livre Mémorial des déportés de France arrêtés par mesure de répression et dans certains cas par... Read more

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Address : 252 cours Lafayette , 69003 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.763635 , 4.864703
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Deportation
  • Persecution
  • Repression
  • Rhone
  • Genocide
  • Population movements
Complete description of site

Plaque in homage to Michel Gaillard, an FFI (French Interior Forces) fighter. He was arrested and held at Montluc prison and then deported. The convoy he was on left Compiègne on April 27, 1944 and arrived at Auschwitz on April 30. In May 1944, he was transferred to Flossenburg, where he died at the age of 18 on February 25, 1945. Fewer than half of the 1650 men in the convoy ever saw France again.

Source: Livre Mémorial des déportés de France arrêtés par mesure de répression et dans certains cas par mesure de persécution 1940-1945, Editions Tirésias, 2004, Tome 2.

Carte des lieux de mémoire de la ville de Lyon

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The Memorha Network brings together in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region places and areas linked to the Second World War and researchers in the humanities and the social sciences.

From its inception in 2011, it has striven to address the challenges resulting from the disappearance of eye-witnesses and the transmission to generations who have only a tenuous link to the Second World War. It has focused especially on added-value for memory tourism, on creating tools and on visit itineraries.

In 2016, Mémorha broadened its horizons to include all of the new Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. In order to call attention to the large number of memory sites in this vast territory, Memorha has worked on the ground with museums, scholarly groups and researchers, to develop a website called Memospace.fr.

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