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Lacaune Jewish Friendship

The Association wishes to maintain and develop relations between the survivors and families of the Jews forcibly relocated in Lacaune during the Second World War and the town’s population, and to ensure that the duty of memory for that period is carried out by supporting pertinent research and its dissemination.


Un Lacaunais parmi les Justes
La Dépêche du Midi Publié le 29/11/2011

Affiche du premier colloque de Lacaune
Juifs et non-Juifs dans le Tarn pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale

Un lien douloureux avec Brens
L’hommage du Sud à Georges Charpak La Dépêche du Midi – 01 10 2010

Un pasteur tarnais fait "Juste" à titre posthume
Dossier de presse

Raphaël Feigelson, the Frenchman who led the Russians to Auschwitz
Published January 27, 2010, France-Soir

The Jews of Lacaune under Vichy (1942-1944)
One hundred and nineteen victims—men, women, children— whose only crime was to be Jewish in occupied France were arrested; this is the terrible toll of people rounded up in Lacaune August 26, 1942, and February 20, 1943.)

The Memorial to the Deportation of the Jews of Lacaune
List of the victims of the August 1942 and February 1943 roundups drawn up by Sandra Marc

Deportees born in the Tarn
Data published in the “Journal Officiel” [Official Gazette]. For other French departments or the complete list of publications in the Journal Officiel, see the site:

Help provided by Jewish Resistance networks: Robert Tursch and Paul Roitman
Bio data of two members of the Jewish Resistance who helped those forcibly relocated to Lacaune. Compiled by the Association of Jewish Resistance fighters of France

I had forgotten...
Fifty-two-minute documentary by Nicolas Ribowski. During the Second World War, Shatta and Bouli ran a safe-house in Moissac for French Jewish children. In those troubled and dangerous times, they set up and organised one of the most extraordinary networks for saving children.

From the yellow star to armed resistance – 1942-1944, combat for human dignity
Léon Nisand joined the Maquis in Vabre in the Tarn to take part in the armed struggle leading to the liberation of the city of Castres.

The “Maison de Moissac” (Moissac safe house) 1939-1945
A large house on the banks of the Tarn river, requisitioned in December 1939, served as a shelter for Jewish children: several hundreds of them stayed there for short or long periods. All were saved.

Resistance on the Vivarais-Lignon Plateau (1938-1945)
The Vivarais-Lignon Plateau and the village of Chambon-sur-Lignon were key welcome and refuge centres for Jewish children and Resistance fighters during the Second World War.

1942-1944: Tournon, centre of forced relocation
After those of Lacaune and Aulus, a preliminary study had just been devoted to the third centre of forced relocation in the Toulouse area. It is the work of Marie-Juliette Vielcazat, noted historian of Jewish memory in the department of the Lot-et-Garonne.

Lot-et-Garonne: land of exile, land of asylum
Who were the Jews who came to seek refuge in the department of the Lot-et-Garonne? Uprooted, deprived of their livelihoods and, for many, of their freedom, how did they live? How, and thanks to whom, was the implacable machinery of the Shoah thwarted and were so many lives saved?