Train Fant

Train Fant (HM14YB)

Location: Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées 31500 Haute-Garonne
Country: France
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N 43° 36.671', E 1° 27.208'

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[Ghost Train]

Le juillet 1944, alors que la France se lib?rait, 580 intern du camp du Vernet d'Ari?ge et de la prision Saint-Michel - la plupart ristants originaires de toute l'Europe - partirent de Toulouse, sous escorte nazie, dans le tristement c?l?bre Train Fant?me.Entass dans des wagons ? bestiaux, regroup ? Bordeaux le 9 ao?t 1944 avec 155 autres ristants du Sud-Ouest, ces d?port arriv?rent au camp de concentration de Dachau le 28 ao?t 1944, au terme de deux mois de transport inhumain. Les 65 femmes de ce convoi furent alors conduites ? Ravenbr?ck.Plusiers d'entre eux moururent pendant le trajet. De nombreux ristants r?ussirent ? s'?vader - souvent avec l'aide de cheminots - pour reprendre le combat.Des 540 d?port parvenus ? Dachau, seule la moiti? surv?cut. N'oublions jamais ces victimes de la barbarie nazie. Honorons ces h?ros de la Ristance.L:Amicale des D?portRistants du Train Fant?meSorgues (Vaucluse).

[Translation by Google Translates (with modifcation):
Ghost Train
On July 1944, while France was being liberated, 580 internees Camp Vernet d'Ari?ge and prison Saint-Michel - the most resistors from all over Europe - departed Toulouse under escort Nazi; the notorious Ghost Train.

Crammed into cattle cars, the group departed Bordeaux August 9, 1944 with 155 other resistant from the Southwest. These deportees arrived at the Dachau concentration camp August 28, 1944, after two months of inhuman transport. The 65 women in this convoy were then conducted to Ravenbr?ck.

Several of them died during the trip. Many resistance fighters managed to escape - often with the help of railway workers - to resume the fight.The 540 deportees arrived at Dachau, only half survived. Never forget the victims of the Nazi barbarity. Honor the heroes of the Resistance.L: Association of DeporteesResistant Ghost TrainSorgue (Vaucluse).]

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HM NumberHM14YB
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Placed ByL:Amicale des D?port?s R?sistants du Train Fant?me
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31T E 375200 N 4829851
Decimal Degrees43.61118333, 1.45346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 36.671', E 1° 27.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 36' 40.26" N, 1° 27' 12.48" E
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Area Code(s)515
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64 Boulevard Pierre Semard, Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées 31500, FR
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