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WWII Besancon

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WWII Besancon

I believe my grandfather may have stayed in the Cite' Univeritaire when the US tropps were in Besancon in 1944. Is there a person at the University that would interested in helping me find more information? I am afraid that my French is very poor, but getting better. I can try to write in French but it will be basic.\

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1. Re: WWII Besancon

There is a Museum of the Résistance et Déportation.

Try their website. I would not be concerned regarding the language.

I have frequently inquired of museums, tourist sites etc and have not had a problem with English.

If you know your grandfathers division and that type of information you may be able to find information thru. the WWII Memorial site on line.

Despite being a small town Besancon was important in terms of the resistance and liberation during the War.

Also hosted by the Citadel, the museum of Resistance and Deportation is unique in France. It evokes the exactions of all kinds committed during World War II. There is also a special room that shows art works made by prisonners of concentration camps during their imprisonment that reveals their fears and thoughts. Contemporary works inspired by this period are also exposed.

Website : www.citadelle.com/musee_resistance-en.php

Contact : +33 381 878 333 / citadelle@besancon.com

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2. Re: WWII Besancon

Thanks Parisbaby2. I will check with them.

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