Monument à Eugène Motte

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Boulevard du Général Leclerc 59100 Roubaix
Near the old post office, a monument pays tribute to the industrialist and politician Eugène Motte from Roubaix. Heir to the Motte-Bossut textile dynasty, in 1915 he was ordered by the German occupiers to produce fabric for the manufacture of trench bags. The monument quotes his refusal to Governor Hoffman: "We cannot accept the role of collaborators of the enemy. You can requisition our goods, but you cannot requisition our people".

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Monument à Eugène Motte
Boulevard du Général Leclerc 59100 Roubaix
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