NileGuide Expert Says:
The Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation is recognised internationally for its efforts to turn tragic events into lessons for humanity. Visitors to Lyon can take part in sharing that lesson by making a trip to this valuable museum.
14 Avenue Berthelot
69007 Lyon, France
tel: +33 4 7872 2311
fax: +33 4 7273 3298
NileGuide Expert tip:
For original soundtrack international movies, checkout the Comoedia cinema, situated directly opposite Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation.
Now a place of historical remembrance, Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation is housed in the formerly subjugated building that formed the base for the Gestapo during their WWII occupation of France. Today the centre is active in ensuring that humanitarian lessons learnt from the German occupation are inherited by the present generation and generations to come.
Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation includes a permanent exhibition exploring the major events of WWII and the effects of the occupation on Lyon and the nation of France. An audio guide system (available in English) offers visitors the most effective means for delving into the exhibits multimedia archives. In addition, the centre reveals exclusive film footage from the trial of Klaus Barbie, the 'butcher of Lyon'. Appointed head of the Gestapo during the 1940's occupation, Barbie was convicted of crimes against humanity in 1987.