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On July 1944, while France was being liberated, 580 internees Camp Vernet d'Ariège and prison Saint-Michel - the most resistors from all over Europe - departed Toulouse under escort Nazi; the notorious Ghost Train.
Crammed into cattle cars, the group departed Bordeaux August 9, 1944 with 155
Several of them died during the trip. Many resistance fighters managed to escape - often with the help of railway workers - to resume the fight.
The 540 deportees arrived at Dachau, only half survived. Never forget the victims of the Nazi barbarity. Honor the heroes of the Resistance.
L: Association of Deportees
Resistant Ghost Train
Erected by L:Amicale des Déportés Résistants du Train Fantôme.
Location. 43° 36.671′ N, 1° 27.208′ E. Marker is in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, in Haute-Garonne Département. Marker is on Boulevard Pierre Semard. Touch for map. This marker is locate at the front the Gare de Toulouse Matabieu. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64 Boulevard Pierre Semard, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées 31500, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Un Convoi de Déportation de Résistants (here, next to this marker).
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 422 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.