The Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, commissioned the relocation of the museum above the underground bunker in 2015, after assembly Mrs. Rol-Tanguy, now 100 years outdated.
At the finish of the conflict, then a younger 25-year-old mom of two, Mrs. Rol-Tanguy labored round the clock for six straight days and nights alongside half a dozen younger girls in the bunker, whereas Colonel Rol-Tanguy and his workers got here and went, assembly with fellow Resistance fighters scattered all through Paris.
For her son Jean Rol-Tanguy, 76, the restoration of the command submit will carry to life his favourite conflict story heard rising up: how each day at 10 a.m. between 1940 and 1944, a German soldier would name the bunker and ask if there was something to report; and the way throughout the week of the liberation, the feminine staff at the switchboard would fake that each one was establishment.
“My parents never really talked openly about the war,” he stated. “It was only when they met with old comrades from the Resistance that they would talk about it in front of us. This anecdote always made them laugh.”
Musée de la Libération de Paris-Musée du Général Leclerc-Musée Jean Moulin
Avenue du Colonel Rol Tanguy Place Denfert Rochereau, 14e arrondissement
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to six p.m.
Admission is free, however visits to the bunker should be booked upfront. Reservations could be made on-line at http://www.museesleclercmoulin.paris.fr/.
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