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THE CAEN MEMORIAL

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The Caen Memorial

Caen, bombed during the summer of 1944, the martyred city of liberation, indeed a worthy tribute to the measure of his sufferings is made. But it was done in a spirit which is the live wire of the action of the memorial, that of reconciliation. This spirit, own the Caen Memorial, will guide you through the steps of the museum that will immerse you in the heart of history of the twentieth century. This world history that starts in Sarajevo June 28, 1914 with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand ends partly November 9, 1989, in Berlin, with the "Berlin Wall".

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Between these two dates, between the two world wars, nearly 60 million men will disappear; political regimes most hostile to the essential principles of respect for life will lead the world into chaos and brutality that characterized the last century. We are all heirs and all of this century that must, at all costs, keep the memory intact and constantly write history. Memory of the martyrs, memory ideas, memory sacrifices to save the man "man's inhumanity to man."

Extracts www.memorial-caen.fr