The Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation (Deportation and Resistance Historical Center) is located in ... More
Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation (Deportation and Resistance Historical Center)
The Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation (Deportation and Resistance Historical Center) is located in what used to be the offices of the Gestapo and Klaus Barbie. While it avoids being too downbeat, the CHRD will leave no one unmoved. The themes of the exhibition are the onset of war and the beginnings of the resistance and deportation. Using an infra red audio system [trilingual], you can move through the exhibition at your own speed. The centre also organizes temporary exhibitions, such as the photographic exhibition of the World Press Foundation (war reportage and refugees of today). There is a library, studio, and conference space available on site.
Most visitors skip this museum and they shouldn't. It's a little creepy inside, which is a perfect setting for the topic. Lyon played a big part in the Resistance movement of WWII and it's a fascinating story. They don't shy away from talking about the Nazi collaborators in France at the time and the Vichy Government. Also really interesting stories of the women in the Resistance, who were often overlooked by the Nazis and were thought to be even more effective than the men.
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the heart of the famous urban and architectural project known as Cite Internationale. This hotel is ideally located for ...