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Toulouse in Haute-Garonne Département, Midi-Pyrénées, France
 

Train Fantôme

[Ghost Train]

 
 
Train Fantôme Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
1. Train Fantôme Marker
Inscription. Le juillet 1944, alors que la France se libérait, 580 internés du camp du Vernet d’Ariège et de la prision Saint-Michel – la plupart résistants originaires de toute l’Europe – partirent de Toulouse, sous escorte nazie, dans le tristement célèbre Train Fantôme. Entassés dans des wagons à bestiaux, regroupés à Bordeaux le 9 août 1944 avec 155 autres résistants du Sud-Ouest, ces déportés arrivèrent au camp de concentration de Dachau le 28 août 1944, au terme de deux mois de transport inhumain. Les 65 femmes de ce convoi furent alors conduites à Ravenbrück. Plusiers d’entre eux moururent pendant le trajet. De nombreux résistants réussirent à s’évader – souvent avec l’aide de cheminots – pour reprendre le combat. Des 540 déportés parvenus à Dachau, seule la moitié survécut. N’oublions jamais ces victimes de la barbarie nazie. Honorons ces héros de la Résistance. L:Amicale des Déportés Résistants du Train Fantôme Sorgues (Vaucluse).

[Translation by Google Translates (with modifcation):
Ghost Train
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

Train Fantôme Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
2. Train Fantôme Marker
other resistant from the Southwest. These deportees arrived at the Dachau concentration camp August 28, 1944, after two months of inhuman transport. The 65 women in this convoy were then conducted to Ravenbrück.

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 Sorgue (Vaucluse).]
 
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

 
Gare de Toulouse Matabiau. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
3. Gare de Toulouse Matabiau.
 
 
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 420 times since then and 31 times this year. 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.
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