Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque in homage to five prisoners at Montluc prison who were killed on August 17, 1944. Early in the day, four young men had entered the Corderas garage, rue du Bachut, and came across three German policemen. They killed two. In reprisal, at 6:30pm, five unidentified young men were driven from Montluc and machine-gunned in front of the garage by French auxiliaries of the German police.

In 1946, the rue du Bachut was renamed rue Joseph Chapelle.

Source:  Paul Garcin, Interdit par la... Read more

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Address : 30 rue Joseph Chapelle , 6908 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.734734 , 4.866306
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Repression
  • Collaboration
  • Rhone
Complete description of site

Plaque in homage to five prisoners at Montluc prison who were killed on August 17, 1944. Early in the day, four young men had entered the Corderas garage, rue du Bachut, and came across three German policemen. They killed two. In reprisal, at 6:30pm, five unidentified young men were driven from Montluc and machine-gunned in front of the garage by French auxiliaries of the German police.

In 1946, the rue du Bachut was renamed rue Joseph Chapelle.

Source:  Paul Garcin, Interdit par la censure, Lugdunum, 1944

Les Archives départementales du Rhône have a collection called  Mémorial de l'opression, les crimes de guerre en Rhône-Alpes 1940-1944, Lyon, 2003 (Fonds 3808W1054)

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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