Memorial

St Gilles WW2 German Prison St Gilles Prison

Plaque: St Gilles WW2 German Prison

St Gilles German military prison, 1940 - 1945. Never forget!!! Thirty thousand patriots, members of the resistance, men, women, children, knew here the first hours of their long martyrdom. From 17 May 1940 to 3 September 1944.

Threats and torture never got the better of their courage nor their faith.

Original inscription:

PRISON MILITAIRE ALLEMANDE
DE ST. GILLES
1940 - 1945
N’OUBLIONS JAMAIS !!!
TRENT MILLE
PATRIOTES, RESISTANTS,
HOMMES, FEMMES, ENFANTS,
CONNURENT ICI LES PREMIERES
HEURES DE LEUR LONG MARTYRE,
DU 17 MAI 1940
AU 3 SEPTEMBRE 1944.

JAMAIS LES MENACES ET LES
SUPPLICES N’EURENT RAISON,
NI DE LEUR COURAGE NI DE
LEUR FOI.

This plaque is to the left of the main entrance to the prison. We have struggled with the translation of the last paragraph and fear we have not done too well. Will a francophone please correct our efforts.

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