The unilateral rupture of the germano-Soviet pact by the Germans, followed by the release of the Operation BARBAROSSA, resulted in a renewal of tension against the Communists.

In consequence, the occupation authorities required from the Vichy government a new tracking of the Communists as well in occupied zone as in free zone, as testifies some the letters presented below.

Unfortunately, for some people, the imprisonment only constituted one stage on the way of the French internment camps at ST-PAUL-D' EYJEAUX, NEXON, ST-SULPICE-LA-POINTE, or even at BOSSUET in Algeria, before an ultimate stay in a Nazi concentration camp.

Letter from political internee at the PRISON of MONTAUBAN
(Tarn-et-Garonne) dated October 11, 1941.

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