Toulouse 04

Toulouse Episode 04 The Resistance

How Toulouse fought back in World War 2

The fascinating Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation is tucked away near the Jardin des Plantes. Its detailed displays of documents, photographs and memorabilia pay tribute to the bravery of the many Maquis who did all they could to work against the German occupation of the city from 1942-44. It also bears witness to the terrible fate of many of the city’s Jews, deported from Toulouse to the concentration camps from which very few ever returned. Hear a little background history, followed by stories of the places in Toulouse which tell us more about the period and the people whose bravery should be re-told to each new generation.