Maison du Souvenir de Maillé

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Maison du Souvenir de Maillé
Maillé,
France
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August 25, 1944, when Paris was celebrating its release, 124 inhabitants of Maille, a small town in southern Touraine, were massacred by German soldiers.

In the years following the tragedy, the village has been completely rebuilt. This lack of ruins could have meant, unlike Oradour-sur-Glane, that this tragedy would fall completely into oblivion, even though it is the second largest massacre committed by the Nazis on French soil.

Opened in 2006, the “Maison du Souvenir” (“House of Memory”) seeks to make known and recognise this tragedy through more than 250 documents and a film of testimony. It tells the story of the village before, during and after the massacre. As an educational and citizen space, it also leads to reflection on the fate of civilian people in contemporary conflicts. It offers throughout the year exhibitions and events. On 25 August 2008, the massacre finally received national recognition with the opening ceremony of the “Maison du Souvenir” by the President of the Republic.

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Le 25 août 1944, alors que Paris fêtait sa libération, 124 habitants de Maillé, petite commune du Sud de la Touraine, sont massacrés par des soldats allemands. Dans les années qui suivent le drame, le village est entièrement reconstruit. Cette absence de ruines contribuera par la suite, contrairement à Oradour-sur-Glane, à ce que ce drame tombe totalement dans l’oubli, alors même qu'il est pourtant le second massacre le plus important commis par les nazis sur le sol français. Ouverte en 2006, la Maison du Souvenir cherche à faire connaître et reconnaître ce drame au travers de plus de 250 documents et d’un film de témoignages. Elle évoque l’histoire du village avant, pendant et après ce massacre. Espace pédagogique et citoyen, elle mène aussi une réflexion sur le sort des civils dans les conflits contemporains. Elle propose tout au long de l’année des expositions et animations. Le 25 août 2008, ce massacre obtient enfin la reconnaissance nationale par l’inauguration de la Maison du Souvenir par le Président de la République.

Address: 
Rue de la Paix , Maillé , 37800, France
Postcode: 
37800
Telephone: 
0247652489
Fax: 
0247652189

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