Timadeuc Abbey

The Abbey joined the Resistance in July 1940, serving as a refuge for Allied airmen, escaped prisoners, Resistance fighters and STO draft dodgers. Father Guënael was very active in housing airmen, parachutists and Resistance fighters, parachuting and hiding weapons, making false identity cards...

On Whit Monday 1943, when German soldiers surrounded the Abbey, Father Guënael sacrificed himself to save the community. After being interrogated by the Gestapo, he was deported to Neuengamme, where he died in January 1945.

Photo credit and contribution Le Bourvellec Eric

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