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Musée Jean Moulin In Paris France

The Musée Jean Moulin is also a part of another museum as there are two combined together and the full name for this particular museum is le Mémorial du Maréchal Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin.

It was originally designed by historians that specialised in the World War II and is a museum that presents what it was like to be in the French Resistance and be part of the Liberation of Paris during this time, through two incredible men, Maréchal Leclerc and Jean Moulin.

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Musee Jean Moulin In Paris France

The Musée Jean Moulin is situated in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris and is located in the Jardin Atlantique above the tracks of the Montparnasse train station, Gare Montparnasse and brings to life the reality of the war and this time in the history of Paris, plus it is a centre for research as well.

This museum is a place of documentation, information and research which is open to the public, but is used extensively by researchers, schools and institutions, plus for those that were involved in the 2nd World War, it is also a place of reflection.

The Musée Jean Moulin records the life and activities of Jean Moulin, who was the recognised leader of the French Resistance Movement and now for a little background information on him.

Jean Moulin was born in 1899 and was appointed the prefect of the Eure-et-Loire region in 1939, but he refused to co-operate with the German Army when it occupied France and was arrested by the German Army for his refusal to sign certain documents.  He was then tortured and even attempted suicide by slitting his own throat, but soon after this he was released from prison but still refusing to co-operate, so the Vichy Government had him removed from office.

Jean Moulin was soon meeting with other French people such as Henry Frenay, who had organised the most important of the early Resistance groups called Combat, that were working to expel the Germans from France, then in 1941 he went to London under the assumed name of Joseph Jean Mercier.

There he met with Charles de Gaulle who was leader of the Free French forces, but in exile and he asked Jean Moulin to head the Resistance movement and hence in January 1942 he parachuted back into France where he united the Resistance and his effort helped to keep France from the same sort of civil conflicts that had afflicted other places like Poland during the war.

But in June 1943 Jean Moulin was arrested by the Germans whilst in a meeting with other Resistance leaders in the Rhône region and was taken first of all to Lyon and interrogated, then to Paris and interrogated by the head of the Gestapo.

Jean Moulin never told the Gustapo anything even though he suffered many severe injuries from the torture and it was while he was on a train to a concentration camp in the July of 1943 that he died from those injuries.

He was buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, but on 19th December 1964, his ashes were moved to the Panthéon where they still remain today.

The Mémorial du Maréchal Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin, was inaugurated on 24th August 1994 by the Mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac, which was the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris from the German Occupation.

This museum is an incredible place that not only has exhibits like underground newspapers, leaflets and photographs, but also visual and audio displays that really let the visitor experience what it was like to be involved with the Resistance, along with the events that led to the Liberation of Paris and they are very moving presentations.

The Musée Jean Moulin is one of the lesser known museums in Paris and as well as the permanent displays there are also temporary exhibitions held there at different times of the year, plus there is a documentation centre, which is available by appointment.

The museum is open on a Tuesday through to a Sunday from 6pm, but it is closed on a Monday and on national holidays.

Address & Contact Details:

Musée Jean Moulin
23, Allée de la 2e Division Blindée
Jardin Atlantique (covering la Gare Montparnasse)

Telephone number: 1 40 64 39 44

Musee Jean Moulin In Paris

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