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Museum of the liberation of Paris: photos, description (Memorial Leclerc - musée Jean Moulin)

Museum of the liberation of Paris, officially called unusual: the memorial Museum of Leclerc and Jean Moulin. Two names in the title reflect the origin of the collection.

The main part of the exhibition tells the story of two legendary figures: Marshal Jean-Philippe Leclerc and one of the founders of the French Resistance Jean Moulin. At the end of the last century, the first Fund in memory of Leclerc and then a friend of Jean Moulin Antoinette Sass donated to the Paris belonging to them of the collection - on condition that the memorial will be named for heroes.

These names symbolize the two forces that, when combined, led to the liberation of the country from the Nazi occupation: the current inside the French Resistance movement and troops of de Gaulle, called "Fighting France".

The artist and the official Jean Moulin, in 1941, arrived from occupied France to London and met with de Gaulle. Performing the task of General, Moulin United the scattered groups of partisans in the national Council of Resistance. 21 June 1943, Moulin was arrested by the Gestapo. Interrogated and tortured him personally, "the butcher of Lyon" hauptsturmführer Klaus Barbie. Jean Moulin is not betrayed his comrades and died on the way to a concentration camp.

Leclerc is an alias of count Jacques Philippe de Odluka, which he took to protect family remaining in France. The Earl's ancestors participated in the Crusades and the Napoleonic wars. He sided with de Gaulle and led the troops which he commanded, to participate in the fight against the Germans. In 1944 he commanded the military of France during the allied landing in Normandy. It was his armored division, acting on the orders of de Gaulle, first came to the rebels against the occupiers of Paris.

The Museum displays the etchings of Jean Moulin to the poems of Tristan Corbier, underground leaflets and Newspapers, propaganda posters collaborators. In the dining room oval wall turned into fourteen screens, which recreated footage of the liberation of Paris - the visitor is immersed in the atmosphere of jubilation of the free city.

The Museum is located in the Montparnasse quarter, which was often an art lover Jean Moulin. Here was located the command post of General Leclerc on August 25, 1944, liberation day of the capital.