Inauguration des Médaillons en Porcelaine à Tulle, haut lieu de Cueille

Inauguration of the Porcelain Medallions at the High Place of Cueille: A Moving Tribute to the Martyrs of Tulle

Tulle, Inauguration of the Porcelain Medallions, 80th Anniversary of the Events of 1944

In this significant year, the City of Tulle and the Committee of Martyrs are preparing to honor the memory of those who were tragically affected during the dark events of June 1944. The hanging of 99 resistance fighters and the tragic deportation of 101 hostages by the fanatical SS forces of the Das Reich division left an indelible mark on our community. To commemorate this sad anniversary, a solemn event will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2024, humanizing the Field of Martyrs of Cueille with the installation of 200 porcelain medallions.

The Porcelain Medallions: A Symbol of Memory and Resilience

These medallions, created by renowned artist Christian Lebois from the company Ego Déco, represent much more than mere ornaments. Each will bear the image of a victim, engraved on porcelain, thus giving a face to the names etched in our collective memory. This initiative personalizes the remembrance of each martyr, strengthening the connection between the past and future generations.

logo

The date and place to remember:

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 5:30 PM at the Field of Martyrs of the High Place of Cueille. Meet at 5:00 PM at Smolensk Square for a bus departure to the inauguration site.
Inauguration des Médaillons en Porcelaine à Tulle, haut lieu de Cueille

An Inauguration Ceremony Filled with Emotion

The meeting is set for 5:00 PM at Smolensk Square, under the covered market of Tulle Train Station, from where specially chartered buses will depart for the event. At 5:30 PM, Roland Gonieau, President of the Committee of Martyrs, and Bernard Combes, Mayor of Tulle and County Councillor, will welcome guests at the Field of Martyrs of Cueille to begin the inauguration ceremony.

The Commitment of the Community and Local Authorities

This inauguration is the result of a close collaboration between the director of municipal archives, Nicolas GINER, and his team, who have shown exemplary dedication, and on the other hand, the Committee of Martyrs and the company Ego-DECO. This event confirms the unwavering support of the municipality and local authorities, who year after year mobilize with the committee of martyrs to ensure that the history of Tulle is remembered and respected.

Security and Accessibility: Measures Taken for All

Participant safety being a priority, all necessary measures have been taken to ensure a smooth and secure event. The buses provided will facilitate access to the site for everyone, ensuring broad and inclusive participation.

A Tribute That Transcends Time

The medallions of the High Place of Cueille are not just a tribute to those who suffered in 1944, but also a symbol of resistance against oblivion. They remind us that collective memory is a cornerstone of our cultural and historical identity, crucial for the education of future generations.

For More Information

For those wishing to participate in this commemorative ceremony or seeking more details, you can contact the Committee of Martyrs. The invitation is open to all, reflecting the spirit of unity and commemoration that characterizes our community.

The medallions of the High Place of Cueille are not just a tribute to those who suffered in 1944, but also a symbol of resistance against forgetting. They remind us that collective memory is a pillar of our cultural and historical identity, crucial for the education of future generations.

If you wish, you can share this article: