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Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote

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  • Nom
    Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote
  • Date
    1944-08-18
  • Lieu
    QUÉVEN
  • Contribution
    Eric Le Bourvellec
  • ID
    3307.3431

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Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote
Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote

In honor of Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote considered terrorists by the Germans. They were shot with a burst in the back in this place.

Tribute to Doctor Diény and Professor Lote

René Lote was born in Lorient on April 16, 1881. He was a brilliant Germanist and professor in the Faculty Yves Dieny was born on May 27, 1911 in Quiévy (Nord). He worked as a doctor in Lorient

Residing on rue Paul Guieysses, they decided in 1943 to leave Lorient, which had been bombarded by Allied aircraft.
Rene Lote settled in the market town of Quéven, where he had family ties, while Yves Diény moved to Mané Rivalain with his family. He worked in Lorient and Quéven.
Both became involved in local life, offering their services to the mayor, Louis Kermabon: René Lote became a German translator, and Yves Dieny organized a relief branch, which came at just the right time...

On August 7, 1944, the Allies entered Quéven. The fighting is intense and many of the civilian population take refuge in the sturdy cellars of the Crenne andouillerie, near the Saint Eloi chapel.
There, Doctor Diery, seconded by sœur Adeline, forms teams of volunteers: some guide families to the andouillerie others act as stretcher-bearers. He also prepares the evacuation of the population.
The Germans gradually reoccupy the commune. The Kerzec command post officer is convinced that René Lote and Yves Deny are terrorists friends of captain Barbotin, Resistant notorious in Quéven. The latter, arrested, manages to escape.

On the morning of August 18, the day the commune will be set on fire Professor Lote and Doctor Diény , quietly make their way from Mané Rivalain to the village. They were stopped by a German patrol looking for them, and underwent two interrogations at Kerzec and then Kerlétu.

In the evening, after 9pm, they were led on foot past the cemetery towards Pont-Scorff, flanked by their guards. The guards stepped aside, giving the two prisoners the impression that they were on their way to the American lines. It was then that they were coldly shot in the back and finished off with a shot from a revolver.

Whether or not they had joined a Resistance network, René Lote (61) and Yves Diény (33) had acted Resistance ", as Joseph Kerbellec, mayor of Quéven, attested in 1947. Declared "Dead for France", they are both buried in the Quéven cemetery.

Contribution and photo credit Le Bourvellec Eric

 
Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote
Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote.
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Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote
Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote.
Memoriaux
Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote
Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote.
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Doctor Dieny and Professor Lote

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