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A place of culture and remembrance, the European Centre of Deported Resistance Members is a large, concrete, streamlined building covered with dark stones. Designed by Pierre-Louis Faloci, it welcomes visitors to the site of the former Natzweiler concentration camp.

On 3 November 2005 the French president inaugurated the CERD, which pays homage to those who fought against oppression throughout Europe. It is the vector of the history and memory of the European Resistance movements and deportation.

Designed as a place of information, reflection and encounters, the European Centre of Deported Resistance Members and its 2,000 sq. m. of exhibition space is an introduction to the visit of the camp itself. The CERD was built above the Kartoffelkeller, a reinforced concrete cellar constructed by the deportees.

The European Centre presents the history of Resistance movements that rose up against Fascist and Nazi oppression throughout Europe.

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