WWII Paris liberation museum

This item appears on page 4 of the October 2019 issue.

Three museums opened under one roof in Paris, France, on Aug. 25. Called Musée de la Libération de Paris - Musée du Général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin (4 Avenue du Colonel Henri Roi-Tanguy; phone +33 01 40 64 39 44, www.museeliberation-leclerc-moulin.paris.fr/en), they are located in a subterranean bunker where members of the French Resistance met in 1944 to help organize the city’s liberation from Nazi occupation.

Of its namesakes, General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque was the commander of a tank brigade in Africa during the majority of the war, before returning to France to help liberate Paris in 1944 with Charles de Gaulle. Jean Moulin was a civilian member of the Resistance who was captured and killed in 1943. The museums are home to artifacts relating to both men as well as to the Resistance and liberation. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Free entry.