Jean-Moulin Monument

Jean-Moulin was the Prefect of Chartres at the time of the German invasion. On 8 June 1940, he refused to sign a document, demanded by the occupying forces, which would have incriminated his French forces made up of Senegalese soldiers. Pardoned in November by the Vichy government, he then established the National Council of the Resistance. Sought by both the Vichy police and the Gestapo, he was arrested in 1943 and died during his transportation to Germany following the torture inflicted by the Gestapo.

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Boulevard de la Résistance, 28000 Chartres

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