In November 1943, 200 resisters from the Paris region were arrested by the Gestapo. 23 of them were shot on February 21, 1944. They are members of the "Manouchian" group, resisting communists foreigners, Jews for the most part.
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This documentary was previously planned to be released on TV on channel Antenne 2, on 2 June 1985. But the French Communist Party asked the French Audiovisual authorities to cancel the broadcast. Then Marin Karmitz accepted to distribute it in theaters. See more