Ange Grassi Memorial - Nice, France
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N 43° 41.928 E 007° 16.149
32T E 360529 N 4839875
Quick Description: This monument / inscription on the side of this buildingis dedicated to Ange Grassi an resistance fighter of the Second World War is found on Rue de la Liberte in Nice, France.
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 6/19/2012 6:55:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMENP5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

The plaque reads:
Ange Grassi
Franc Tireur
Partisan Francais
FFI
Fut Pendu ici
le 7 Juillet 1944
et resta expose pour avoir resiste a l'oppresseur Hitlerien

Passant incline toi souviens toi

Translated to english

Ange Grassi, Franc Tireur i.e. a left wing resistance group French Partisan Member of the Forces Francaises de L'Interieur Was hanged here on the 7th July, 1944 and his body exposed For having resisted the Nazi (Hitler) oppressor.

Also from Wikipedia there is information with respect to the French resistance in Nice and Ange Gassi:
"Séraphin Torrin et Ange Grassi, deux résistants communistes, sont arrêtés le 4 juillet 1944 comme otages à Gattières, sur dénonciation, avec 5 autres personnes en représailles des actions du maquis. Le 7 juillet 1944, ils sont pendus en plein jour aux réverbères des arcades de l'avenue de la Victoire devant des centaines de personnes rassemblées de force par l'Occupant. Leurs corps restent exposés pendant trois heures."

See: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib%C3%A9ration_de_Nice

English Translation via Google Translator
Séraphin Torrin and Ange Grassi, two communist resistance fighters, were arrested July 4, 1944 as hostages in Gattières, on termination, with five others in reprisal actions of the maquis. On July 7, 1944, they were hanged from lampposts in daylight arches of Victory Avenue before hundreds of people gathered force by the occupying forces. Their bodies remain exposed for three hours.

Photographs of the street scene at the time of the hanging are posted on at this website.

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: This tablet / marker is found on the sidewalk of this building

Location of waymark:
Rue de la Liberte
Nice, France


Commemoration: A French Resistance fighter, Ange Grassi who was a sniper

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Access times: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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