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Musée de la Résistance

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Three kilometres of Châteaubriant, on the road to Laval (RD 771), is a sand pit, the career of a sand pit, where 27 hostages including Guy Môquet were shot by the Germans on October 22, 1941, in retaliation for the death of the imprisoned in Nantes, Karl Hotz, killed two days rather a young french resistant.

The Museum of the Resistance on the internment is housed in an old farmhouse at the entrance of the quarry, with a permanent exhibition devoted to the camp of Choisel which stood North of Châteaubriant, and a list of main places of internment of nomads, Jews and resistance in France, such as the center of Drancy or camp of Royallieu.

The permanent exhibition also presents the bedstead of Guy Môquet, execution poles, the last letters of the 27 hostages, film screenings, books, objects carved by prisoners...
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