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Centre Jean Moulin: photo description (Centre national Jean-Moulin)

Jean Moulin was one of the heroes of the Second world war, the French Resistance and colleague of Charles de Gaulle. The main merit of Jean Moulin is that with his help, managed to unite disparate groups underground and form a United Resistance movement. Before the war, Jean Moulin held the position of prefect of Chartres, in 1943, he was arrested by the Gestapo and died from torture. The Resistance hero was buried in the cemetery of Pere-La-chaise, and in 1964 his ashes were moved to the Pantheon - the burial-vault of distinguished French citizens.

The name of Jean Moulin are streets and schools, University of Lyon-3. In Paris in 1994 the Museum was opened Jean Moulin, also called the Museum of the Liberation of Paris. Jean Moulin dedicated a significant part of the exposition. The second part of the exposition of the Museum tells about the activities of an outstanding commander during the Second world war - Marshal of France, Philippe Leclerc. At the heart of this Museum and two private collections of documents and objects. One of the collections was provided by the Foundation for the memorial of Marshal Leclerc, another friend of Jean Moulin Antoinette Sass.

In Bordeaux center named after Jean Moulin was created much earlier, in 1967. The initiator of its creation was Jacques Chaban-Delmas, a former mayor of Bordeaux, is also a member of the Resistance movement. This center has national status and is located in a XIX century building. In the center are the Museum of Resistance, deportation and fighting forces of free France, as well as two more museums - the decorative arts and the history of Aquitaine.

In the Resistance Museum contains artifacts that create a picture of the work of the French underground. Store documents, promotional materials (posters), correspondence of members of the Resistance, weapons.