The Exodus of the Parisians in 1940

1940: PARISIAN EXODUS exhibition

Event Details

Start: 27th Feb 2020
End: 13th Dec 2020
Musée de la Libération de Paris - musée du Général Leclerc - musée Jean Moulin, Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris, France1

Event Description

80 years ago, in May and June 1940, the French were forced to flee along roads to the West and South as the Germans advanced. This so-called exodus concerned 8 million people and three quarters of Parisians.

Spring was complete chaos with congested roads, abandoned businesses and distraught families. A French tragedy, the focus of its first temporary exhibition at the Musée de la Libération – Musée du Général Leclerc – Musée Jean Moulin. Talks and readings of texts run alongside the event.

Photo: The Exodus of the Parisians in 1940 promotional poster. Lapi /Roger-Viollet

Event Categories: Exhibitions, Film, History