Memory of 31 March 1944
Rouffignac's fate was to change on 31 March and 2 April 1944: in retaliation for the actions of the Maquis, the village was completely burnt down by Brehmer's Division, with the exception of the church and the three houses surrounding it; six victims, shot or deported, paid for these tragic days with their lives. Following these events and on the decision of General de Gaulle, Rouffignac was awarded the Croix de Guerre 1939/45, with palms, on 11 November 1948 by General Duchet.
To commemorate this dramatic episode in Rouffignac's history, and the exactions of the Brehmer Division's bloody week in the Périgord Noir, a "Memory Space" associated with the Tourist Office was inaugurated on 31 March 2019.
Average duration of the individual visit: 45 min
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