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.