After several years of exhibition in the rue Pagodéoutes in Auch, the Gers Resistance and Deportation Museum a opened its doors in Auch in a new space designed and accessible to all.

It was inaugurated on May 27, 2023

Exterior side of the building, in stamped concrete, it recalls thevisual appearance of a bunker.

Inside, the museum is made up of 5 rooms:

  • context,
  • resistance,
  • deportation,
  • holocaust,
  • release.

For those who have already visited the old museum, most of the exhibits will be exhibited again through a scenography inspired by the layout of the premises.

The site is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility and the garden is open during museum opening hours.

Explore the High Places of Memory in the Gers

The Amicale des Hauts-Lieux de Mémoire du Gers put online in 2021, a website with exceptional singularity, ultra informed around the discovery of the History of the Resistance and outstanding sites where the events that presided over the Liberation of southwestern France.

The 150 pages, 88 videos and 839 photos, and this is just the beginning, this website is evolving ...

This website echoes the “in situ” connected memory routes that allow curious people on the move, via a flash code, to access online content telling the story of the place where they are:

  • in Castelnau-sur-l'Auvignon,
  • at the Maquis de Meilhan,
  • in Panjas,
  • at Houga-Toujouse,
  • at the Departmental Museum of Resistance and Deportation of Auch,
  • at the Museum of Veterans for Freedom in Brugnens.

This site is also a tool which gives the young generations the possibility of discovering, as a family why not, and appropriating this history, their history and becoming actors in the transmission.

See website here.

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November 22, 2021