Eygalayes National Cemetery
La nécropole nationale d’Eygalayes. © ECPAD
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The Eygalayes National Cemetery contains the graves of members of the Resistance who died for France during the reprisals against the Maquis Ventoux, on 22 February 1944. This cemetery was established on the initiative of Father Roux in the days following the tragedy. It is located a few kilometres from the main execution site, and was redeveloped in 1949 and 1984. This cemetery is home to 35 graves of Resistance fighters who were buried in Eygalayes. Twenty of them, in memoriam, preserve the memory of those whose remains were exhumed and buried in other places.
A lime tree was planted in the cemetery in remembrance of Maxime Fischer. His ashes were scattered at the foot of the tree in 2008. Fischer, a lawyer who was struck off the Paris Bar because he was Jewish, became a refugee in Carpentras. He created the Maquis Ventoux with Philippe Beyne, which took in many civilians who refused to be conscripted into forced labour. He was a well-respected leader and member of the Resistance. He passed away in 2008.
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