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Resistance and Deportation History Center

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Resistance and Deportation History Center


Basic Information

Location 45°44′49″N 4°50′8.9″E
Phone number
Country France
City Lyon
Address 14 avenue Berthelo

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 45.74696,4.8357


The Center 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.

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


The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

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