Ville-la-Grand

Stèle Georges Lanovaz

Commemorative stone marker beside the road with two hedges on either side that create a narrow path leading up to it. On it is inscribed: "The dairy company of Juivigny-Crêt in gratitude to its faithful manager Georges Lanovaz, an innocent victim of enemy bullits on February 2, 1944."

Georges Lanovas, a farmer, looked after the milk-weighing equipment of the farms around Juvigny. He had as such been allotted a permit to travel outside of curfew hours. However, on February 2, 1944, a German patrol happened upon him and, for no reason, shot him. Lanovaz was not a resistant. Witnesses reported that the Germans were drunk as the went off in the... Read more

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Address : Lieu-dit Le Crêt, route de Juvigny , 74100 Ville-la-Grand
GPS Coordinates : 46.21477 , 6.274454
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Monument
  • Repression
  • Haute-Savoie
Complete description of site

Commemorative stone marker beside the road with two hedges on either side that create a narrow path leading up to it. On it is inscribed: "The dairy company of Juivigny-Crêt in gratitude to its faithful manager Georges Lanovaz, an innocent victim of enemy bullits on February 2, 1944."

Georges Lanovas, a farmer, looked after the milk-weighing equipment of the farms around Juvigny. He had as such been allotted a permit to travel outside of curfew hours. However, on February 2, 1944, a German patrol happened upon him and, for no reason, shot him. Lanovaz was not a resistant. Witnesses reported that the Germans were drunk as the went off in the direction of Carra and Crêt.

Source: Mairie de Ville-la-Grand

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