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Text only red poster announcing the execution of French hostages after the assassination of a German officer

Object | Accession Number: 2003.189.6

Broadside on red paper announcing the execution of hostages held by the Germans in retaliation for the assassination of a local German military commander, Hotz, on October 20, 1941, in Nantes, France, by resistance fighters. A reward of 15,000 francs was offered for information leading to the capture of the resistance fighters. This event was called Les Fusilles de Chateaubriant. In revenge for the assassination, the Germans rounded up 100 men from surrounding villages and threatened to execute all of the hostages if the persons who committed the crime were not found. The hostages were interned in the camp of Choisel in the commune of Chateaubriant. Fifty hostages were executed on October 22, 1941.

Title
Bekanntmachung: 15 millionen franken
Date
1941 October 21  (publication/distribution)
Geography
issue : Paris (France)
Language
French
German
Classification
Posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:08
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