Montluc as Text

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Emily Boulos of FIU at the Mémorial National de la prison de Montluc in Lyon (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

MÉMORIAL NATIONAL DE LA PRISON DE MONTLUC
“The military prison of Montluc, located in front of the Montluc fort, opened its doors in 1921. Used during World War II, it became a civil prison beginning in 1947 and closed in 2009 as a women’s prison. As a military prison during the Vichy regime from 1940 to 1943, the Montluc Prison was requisitioned by the Nazi occupation beginning in January of 1943 until the 24th of August, 1944. The Montluc Prison became, for Lyon and the entire region, the principal gateway to deportation and executions. As the place of internment for more than 10,000 men, women, and children during the German occupation, including the children of Izieu, Jean Moulin, and Marc Bloch, the Memorial of Montluc Prison is an emblematic place of German repressive policies in the Lyon region.” (http://www.memorial-montluc.fr)

FORMAT
Students will be given a tour of the Memorial of Montluc Prison. Following the tour, each student will select one aspect of Montluc to reflect upon. The subject selected can be a person, object, place, or event.

Format and submission guidelines for Miami as Text:
How to do a Miami as Text

All posts must start as the following example:
“Title of Your Reflection” by Your Name of FIU at Memorial de Montluc

SHARING
Projects will be posted on a public forum, which will enable the host institution to engage student perceptions. This provides students with the opportunity to engage in a community dialogue in regards to their work. This should not impact student perspective or analysis. Your professor and the host institutions are interested in a genuine experience and honest reflection.

MEMORIAL DE MONTLUC: STUDENT VOICES

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FIU Honors College France 2018 at Montluc

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FIU Honors College France 2017 at Montluc

MIAMI AS TEXT
Miami as Text is the world as seen by the students of Florida International University.

FIU Honors France Gallery from Mémorial National de la prison de Montluc

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AUTHOR
Isabella Marie Garcia

EDITORS AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  21 January 2019
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2 thoughts on “Montluc as Text”

  1. Together with my classmates and professor John Bailly, I had the opportunity to visit the Memorial de Montluc in the summer of 2013. Now, almost 6 years later, the intensity of hearing the story of a holocaust survivor, told by himself, is still surprisingly vivid in my mind. His voice and body language expressed very clearly the emotional and physical struggles he had been through. In addition, relfecting on that story while actually being in such a historical site was one of the most moving moments of my trip to France. I am very grateful to have learned a little more about the importance of values that we take for granted today, such as freedom and liberty.

  2. I recall when I had the chance to visit this site with Prof Bailly in 2012. It was one of the most moving moments of my trip to France. I was very fortunate to be able to meet with a gentleman who had been imprisoned and survived. It was participating in events like this that solidified my belief in the transformative power of studying abroad. Thanks, John for the opportunity to have come along!

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