Museum of Resistance and Fighter

Museum ,  Wartime memories at Montauban

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  • The Resistance and Deportation Museum invites visitors to discover the great historical aspects of the Second World War, from the rise of totalitarianism to the liberation of the national territory. He is invited to better understand and understand the conflict and its consequences to the present day on national history, that of Montauban and its region. Built in four distinct thematic spaces, in a chronological logic, the space devoted to the Shoah can be discovered separately. A chronological frieze overcomes the exhibition relating the period of the war to its significant cultural, scientific and political events of the 20th and 21st century. The museum is a place of discovery, exchange, testimony, education for generations to come.

    1989: A former deported resistance fighter offers an exhibition on the Second World War. It is the birth of the Museum of Resistance and Deportation devoted to the conflict of 1939-1945 in France but also in Montauban and in the department.

    2014: Twenty-five years later, the work of memory continues.The Museum of Resistance and Combatant enriched by donations evolves with a new scenography and opens to the conflicts of the XXth and XXIth centuries, within the Memory Pole. The modernization of the museum has become obvious for the city of Montauban so that this place of memory is a center of information and education on conflicts and the questions they raise. Current events constantly question and challenge wars, their legitimacy, their consequences, forgetfulness, forgiveness, … But also the willingness of some to want to deny their reality.

    This museum is in this sense an additional means of approaching the history of yesterday and today.

    The visitor is invited to discover the main aspects of the Second World War: its origin, the rise of totalitarianisms, the march towards war then the exodus, the occupation, the resistance, the deportation, the liberation, the duty of memory .The local history of the conflict such as the resistance fighters, foreigners, deportees, the internment camp at Septfonds are discussed.

    The museum invites reflection on the capacity of man to want Peace through temporary exhibitions, conferences, animations all

    public and school, screenings, guided tours. It is a place of discovery, exchange, testimony, education for generations

    present and future.

    The museum has a documentary fund which it offers for discovery in the consultation room reserved for this purpose and also open to the Fund Heritage of MEMO and the Municipal Archives.

    Are you passionate about history or looking for family information with your children? The Albert Ressigeac documentation center provides you with more than 4,000 books, specialized journals, documentary files and multimedia supports for the entire contemporary period:wars, totalitarian regimes, genocides, resistance, human rights…

    Fiction, novels, comics and children's books with educational materials are also available.

    The documentation center is a place of memory from 1939 to 1945 in Tarn-et-Garonne.

    ++ Little more family : From 8 years old. Free admission Free entertainment by reservation. Discovery time: every first Wednesday of each month discovery of an event, a character, a place, objects relating to local, national or international history.

    Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Closed on public holidays.

    The consultation and documentation room is open to the public:

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Groups or specific public welcome by reservation.
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    • Individuals
    • Groups
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