Souge (de camp)

In July 1940, the Germans took over a military camp in Martignas-sur-Jalle, about 20 kilometers west of Bordeaux. In connection with the camp, an execution site was established and between 1940 and 1944 the Germans executed about 300 members of the French resistance. Not infrequently, these had been arrested by the Vichy regime’s own police forces, interrogated, tortured before being executed. 50 prisoners from the Merignac-Beaudesert detention camp were executed in retaliation for the murder of german officer, Hans Reimers, in Bordeaux. Reimers had been killed by a communist group in 1941. The last execution took place on 21 August 1944, just days before Bordeaux was liberated.

Current status: Preserved with monument (2016).

Location: 44° 51'47 N, 0° 49'05 W

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The monument is located in military area but can be visitied without pre-booking. At the entrance, you just tell the guard what you want to do and you are let in. At the monument there are several information boards along a small loop leading up to the actual execution site.

Follow up in books: Weisberg, Richard H: Vichy Law and the Holocaust in France (1998).