Relive the major periods of the occupation of France by the German Army (1940-1944) through images: the invasion, exodus, the difficulties of everyday life, popular resistance and the Liberation.
On entering the "Cinéac" room, you can watch a projection of the slide show "Nord-Pas-de-Calais in German hands (1940-1945)" (duration: 21 min). After having seen the slide show, you can leave the room on the lower level of the dome to continue following the tour on this theme:
- Film: "Invasion 1940" (17 min)
- War crimes
- Film « Dunkirk 1940 » (11 min)
- Map table on "The German invasion of 1940"
- Series of 7 models related to the Atlantic Wall
- Film « The Todt organisation and the Atlantic Wall » (9 min)
- Reconstruction of a shop from this era
- Uniform display
- Film « Being an occupier in the north of France » (8 min)
- Film « The grey days; daily life under the Occupation » (11 min)
Collaboration / Persecution / Resistance / Repression
- Objects from the air war
- Reconstruction of the "Execution Wall" at the Citadel in Lille
- Objects from the Resistance (post-transmitter, typewriter, elements of sabotage)
- Film « Propaganda and collaboration » (8 min)
- Film « The resistance in Nord-Pas-de-Calais » (11 min)
- Citroën Traction from the Liberation.
- Film « The Liberation of Northern France » (11 min)
- Film « A wounded region: the reconstruction » (7 min)
"Deportation and Genocide" exhibit
- Film « The Nazi concentration camp system, deportation and genocide" (20 min)
Highlights of the circuit
A car used by the French Resistance, the reconstitution of a shop-front, a replica of the "execution wall" of the Citadel in Lille, a Messerschmitt propeller, an MG34 machine gun, a letter written by a 21-year-old teacher, Félicien Joly, three hours before being shot by the Germans ...