Centre d'histoire de la résistance et de la déportation

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The Centre d'histoire de la résistance et de la déportation (English: Center for the History of the Resistance and Deportation) is a museum in Lyon, France. Located on the former site of a French military health school (École de Santé Militaire) and opened in 1992, it chronicles the French Resistance as well as Jewish deportation in World War II.[1]

The school was occupied by the Germans in the spring of 1943,[2] and used by Lyon's Gestapo chief, Klaus Barbie, to torture resistance members, including Jean Moulin.[1] It was destroyed by allied aircraft on May 26, 1944.[2] The museum itself was inaugurated on October 15, 1992.[2]

This zone is served by the metro line  B 


  1. ^ a b Barbour, Philippe (2007). Rhone Alpes. New Holland Publishers. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-86011-357-4. 
  2. ^ a b c "Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation". Mairie du 7è. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 

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Coordinates: 45°44′49″N 4°50′8.9″E / 45.74694°N 4.835806°E / 45.74694; 4.835806