Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The plaque is attached to the outside of the church wall in Capestang. It provides a lasting memorial to the partisans who were killed by the SS.
A description of the event depicted in the plaque is below it and translates roughly -

Raid on June 9, 1944

On this site, June 9, 1944, 179 men aged 18 to 40 years were collected and transferred to Germany by the SS who had raided the village in retaliation (presumably of partisan activity) and already shot Pierre Marty near the low road, Poilhes. Among them Joseph Leibowitz did not return.

The 6th of June, a resistance convoy, Poilhes sector – Capestang, had been intercepted a Fontjun (5 killed, 5 injured French side)

The 7th June, 18 patriots arrested, interviewed, tortured,and shot in the Champ de Mars Beziers.

Camera – Canon IXUX 500 HS


  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 1 year ago


  • Thank you Karen!

    – John Thurgood

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