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Capestang in Hérault Département, Languedoc-Roussillon, France — Southeast Coast (Mediterranean Sea)
 

Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944

[Roundup of 9 June 1944]

 
 
Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
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.[ Translation by Google (with modifications): Roundup of 9 June 1944 On this place, 9 June 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 Pierre Marty already done near the low road of Poilhes. Some had, Joseph Leibowitz did not return. 6, a convoy of Poilhes-Capestang resistant sector was intercepted at Fontjun (5 killed, 5 wounded French side) 7, 18 patriots arrested, interrogated, tortured, had been shot on the Champ de Mars in Beziers.]
 
Location. 43° 19.684′ N, 3° 2.651′ E. Marker is in Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, in Hérault Département. Marker can be reached from Rue Louis Baisse. Touch for map. The marker is located in Place Jean Jaures near the church. Marker is in this post office area: Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon 34310, France.
 
Other nearby markers.
Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
2. Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 Marker
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.
 
More about this marker. The translation from French to English is done by Google translator, with some modifications, and may not be precise.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 marker in Place Jean Jaures image. Click for full size.
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.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 19, 2012
4. Market day in Place Jean Jaures
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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