Fresnes Prison file photo [27035]

Fresnes Prison

Type   Prison Camp
Historical Name of Location   Fresnes, Īle-de-France, France


ww2dbaseThe Fresnes Prison was located in the town of Fresnes south of Paris, France. It was constructed between 1895 and 1898. During the German occupation of France in WW2, it housed captured British Special Operations Executive agents and members of the Resistance. When Allied forces neared Paris in the summer of 1944, Gestapo guards reduced the prison population by execution, and then relocated surviving prisoners to various concentration camps east of France. It remains in use as a prison facility at the time of this writing in 2017.

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Fresnes Prison Timeline

31 May 1943 Berthe Albrecht was executed by hanging at the Fresnes Prison in Fresnes, France.

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
19 Feb 2016 01:09:50 PM

My father was shot down at Pont du Brique.His name was Eugeniusz Jan Adam Nowakiewicz.He was hidden by two French sisters and found work in a French hospital.The Germans discovered him and because he had no papers,he was considered a spy and aggressively interrogated in Fresnes prison for seven months before being sent to Stalag Luft 3.Do you have any details,please,Regards,Rita
2. Brenda Smith (Hartley) says:
7 May 2016 11:26:31 AM

It was my pleasure to have been a friend of your father for many years when he lived in Park Lane Whitefield. I remember his daughter but always thought her name was Maria but perhaps you were known as that. I was at Bury General at the time of his death and Maria and Terry came back to my house which was nearby. My husband and I attended his funeral at Blackley.
3. Anonymous says:
22 May 2016 10:58:36 AM

My French born mother may have been interned in Fresnes sometime between between November 1942 and May 31, 1943, after which she was sent to German prisons. Her name was Andree Boziere Santoni, but she may have used the name Liliane Santoni. She was aiding the French underground. Daughter Marilyn is looking for details or any information. Thank you.
4. Anonymous says:
28 Jun 2017 08:06:47 AM

Try the National Archives for Liberation Report WO208/3332/1043 regarding Nowakiewicz.

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WW2-Era Place Name Fresnes, Īle-de-France, France
Lat/Long 48.7636, 2.3219

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