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Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944

[Roundup of 9 June 1944]

 
 
Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
1. Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 Marker
Inscription.  

Sur cette place, le 9 Juin 1944, 179 hommes de 18 à 40 ans furent rassemblés puis transférés en Allemagne par des SS qui avaient investi le village en représailles et déjà abattu Pierre Marty près de la route basse de Poilhes. Parmi eus, Joseph Leibowitz n’en revint pas. Le 6, un convoi de résistants du secteur Poilhes-Capestang avait été intercepté à Fontjun (5 tués, 5 blessés côté français) Le 7, 18 patriotes arrêtés, interrogés, torturés, avaient été fusillés sur le Champ de Mars à Beziers.

English translation:
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.
 
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Location. 43° 19.684′ N, 3° 2.651′ E. Marker is in Capestang, Occitanie (Occitania), in Hérault. Memorial can be reached from Rue Louis Baisse. The marker is located in Place Jean Jaures near the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Rue Louis Baisse, Capestang, Occitanie 34310, France. Touch for directions.
 
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.
 
Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
2. Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 Marker
Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 marker in Place Jean Jaures image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
3. Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 marker in Place Jean Jaures
Market day in Place Jean Jaures image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 19, 2012
4. Market day in Place Jean Jaures
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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