Villeurbanne

Monument commémoratif

Monument to the dead of the Liberation sculpted by Georges Salendre and inaugurated on September 8, 1946. For seventy years, it has been one of the centers of veterans' commemorative ceremonies. It was financed by a subscription set up by the State, the money collected by the Liberation Committee and post card sales. The statue represents a woman wearing a Phrygian cap, a submachine gun in her hands and broken chains hanging from her arms, symbolizing the Spirit of Resistance. The submachine gun is not one at all, but according to the artist is a mental image that "is intended to and should recall a submachine gun".

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Coordinates

Address : Place du Docteur Lazare Goujon , 69100 Villeurbanne
GPS Coordinates : 45.766273 , 4.880089
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Monument
  • Repression
  • Liberation
  • Rhone
Complete description of site

Monument to the dead of the Liberation sculpted by Georges Salendre and inaugurated on September 8, 1946. For seventy years, it has been one of the centers of veterans' commemorative ceremonies. It was financed by a subscription set up by the State, the money collected by the Liberation Committee and post card sales. The statue represents a woman wearing a Phrygian cap, a submachine gun in her hands and broken chains hanging from her arms, symbolizing the Spirit of Resistance. The submachine gun is not one at all, but according to the artist is a mental image that "is intended to and should recall a submachine gun".

The names of 247 people from Villeurbanne or who were killed here are engraved on the two stone monuments on either side. Additional names were added afterward.

For further information:  Le Rize

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