Marsanne

Plaque commémorative

A plaque on a house is inscribed: "In this house, on February 28, 1888, Albin Davin was born, to become the head in département of the United Resistance Movements; he was arrested by the Gestapo on October 12, 1943, tortured, and died at the Flossemburg camps on March 11, 1944. Better die than betray."

The Socialist Albin Davin had the aliases Philippe and Noël. In the summer of 1941, he brought together a group of resistants in his garage. In January 1942, he was appointed département head for Libération, a newspaper he got printed by Grouiller in Montélimar. He was head of the United Resistance Movements and an agent of the committees on... Read more

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Address : 12 avenue Albin Davin , 26740 Marsanne
GPS Coordinates : 44.6434033 , 4.8735623
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Maquis
  • Deportation
  • Repression
  • Drome
  • Armed Resistance
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A plaque on a house is inscribed: "In this house, on February 28, 1888, Albin Davin was born, to become the head in département of the United Resistance Movements; he was arrested by the Gestapo on October 12, 1943, tortured, and died at the Flossemburg camps on March 11, 1944. Better die than betray."

The Socialist Albin Davin had the aliases Philippe and Noël. In the summer of 1941, he brought together a group of resistants in his garage. In January 1942, he was appointed département head for Libération, a newspaper he got printed by Grouiller in Montélimar. He was head of the United Resistance Movements and an agent of the committees on parachute drops, in charge of the Faber landing field north of Marsanne. On October 12, 1943, the Gestapo arrested him and his assistant, Chartron, and took them to Marseilles where they were tortured. They did not talk and were deported, never to return.

Source: Musée de la résistance en ligne

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