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What happened to Jean Moulin?

What happened to Jean Moulin?

Shortly after setting up the National Council of the Resistance in May 1943, Moulin was betrayed and on 21 June he was captured. He was interrogated by the Gestapo in Lyon and Paris and died, as a result of torture, on 8 July 1943 on a train taking him to Germany.

Where is Jean Moulin buried?

Panthéon, Paris, France
Jean Moulin/Place of burial

Moulin died in a train en route to Germany and was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. On Dec. 19, 1964, Moulin’s ashes were transferred to the Panthéon in a ceremony attended by President Charles de Gaulle and many surviving members of the Resistance.

When was Jean Moulin captured?

June 21, 1943
Barbie captured Jean Moulin on June 21, 1943, at the home and office of Dr. Frederic Degoujon, in the Lyons suburb of Caluire-et-Cuire.

How did Jean Moulin come to power?

[now in France]), French civil servant and hero of the Résistance during World War II. After studying law at Montpellier, Moulin entered the civil service. In 1930 he became the youngest subprefect (in charge of an arrondissement) and in 1937 the youngest prefect (of the Eure-et-Loir département) in all of France.

What type of government did Jean Moulin establish?

Jean Pierre Moulin (French: [ʒɑ̃ mu. lɛ̃]; 20 June 1899 – 8 July 1943) was a French civil servant who served as the first President of the National Council of the Resistance during World War II from 23 May 1943 until his death less than two months later.

How many were in the French Resistance?

An estimated 500,000 French men and women worked for the Resistance during Germany’s occupation of France. Resistance workers carried out thousands of acts of sabotage against the German occupiers. The risks were great. More than 90,000 resisters were killed, tortured or deported by the Germans.

Why is Jean Moulin famous?

What were the French Resistance called?

La Résistance
The French Resistance (French: La Résistance) was a collection of French movements that fought against the Nazi German occupation of France and the collaborationist Vichy régime during the Second World War.

How many died in the French Resistance?

What started the French Resistance?

Resistance in France began as soon as the Germans invaded in May 1940. At first, people acted alone, helping Allied prisoners and soldiers to escape from the Nazis, or hiding Jewish people who were being persecuted (badly treated). People wrote and printed leaflets against the Nazis, and distributed them secretly.

Where was Jean Pierre Moulin born and raised?

Jean Pierre Moulin was born at 6 rue d’Alsace in Béziers (Hérault), son of Antoine-Émile Moulin and Blanche Élisabeth Pègue.

Why was Jean Moulin important to the French Resistance?

Great in every way”. Moulin summarised the state of the French Resistance to de Gaulle. Part of the Resistance considered him too ambitious, but de Gaulle had confidence in his network and skills.

How did Jean Moulin die in World War 2?

Believing that once the Germans renewed their torture he would sign the document, Moulin attempted suicide by slashing his throat with a shard of glass. A guard heard him and Moulin was taken to a hospital where he recovered, the document unsigned.

Why was Jean Moulin thrown into a barn?

A prefect when the German army swept through France in the summer of 1940, when Moulin refused a German demand to sign a document confirming atrocities by Senegalese soldiers in the French army he was beaten and thrown into a barn containing a number of mutilated bodies.