Capestang in Hérault, Occitanie, France
Raﬂe Du 9 Juin 1944
[Roundup of 9 June 1944]
Roundup of 9 June 1944
At this place on June 9, 1944, 179 men aged 18 to 40 years were collected and transferred to Germany by the SS who had raided the village in retaliation and had already shot Pierre Marty near the low road to Poilhes. Of them, Joseph Leibowitz did not return. On June 6, a convoy from the Poilhes-Capestang resistance sector was intercepted at Fontjun (5 killed, 5 wounded on the French side). On the 7th, 18 patriots were arrested, interrogated, tortured, and shot on the Champ de Mars in Beziers.
Location. 43° 19.684′ Touch for map. The marker is located in Place Jean Jaures near the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Rue Louis Baisse, Capestang, Occitanie 34310, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La collégiale Saint Etienne (within shouting distance of this marker); La maison Lignon (within shouting distance of this marker); La maison romane (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Château de l’archevêque (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); La fontaine du Théron (about 120 meters away); Le Domaine CASTRES (about 120 meters away); La maison vigneronne (about 150 meters away); Les Remparts (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capestang.
Categories. • War, World II •
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