Jean Moulin - Monument commémoratif

Historic site and monument at Saint-Georges-sur-Eure

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  • Jean Moulin (1899-1943), member of the French Resistance and préfet in Eure-et-Loir, was one of Général de Gaulle's assistants. Discharged from his duties by the Pétain government, he was arrested in 1943 by the Gestapo and died in the train which was taking him to Germany to be interrogated.

    Jean Moulin (1899-1943), member of the French Resistance and préfet in Eure-et-Loir, was close to Général de Gaulle. His first act of resistance took place in Chartres, where he refused to accuse a group of Senagalese Tirailleurs of committing crimes, when he knew they were victims of the German bombings. Discharged from his duties by the Pétain government, he met De Gaulle in London who put him in charge of creating the National Council of Resistance in France. Under the codename 'Max', he was arrested in Caluire-Cuire on 21st June 1943 by the head of the Gestapo, Klaus Barbie, following an accusation. He was tortured before being sent by train to Germany to be subjected to further interrogations. He died in the train on 8th July 1943. A memorial can be seen in La Taye.

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