D76

Communards' Wall in D76

Vintage postcard series ~ Many of the burials in this division, particularly those close to the Mur des Fédérés/Communards’ Wall consist of revolutionaries, former Communards, and socialist activists such as Laura Marx and her husband, Paul LaFargue.

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The Soviet version:

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Postcard from Paris: Mur des Fédérés

On 28 May 1871, 147 Communard prisoners were lined up against the wall presently marking the boundary of the cemetery and summarily shot. Their bodies were thrown into a mass grave in front of the wall that marks the edge of this part of the cemetery (the original wall was replaced long ago). Located in D76 just off of Avenue Circulaire.

Taken in late May, year unknown but before 1907. The grave barely noticeabl to the lower left is probably that of Reties

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. . . and in 2009:

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