The website of the Friends of the resistance in southern Corsica (ANACR2A)
Les anniversaires décennaux sonnent comme « les carillons de la mémoire », constate l’historien Henri Rousso. Après le 50ème anniversaire de l’insurrection qui nous avait valu la présence du Président de la République François Mitterrand accompagné de quelques ministres, le 60ème anniversaire a été boudé par son successeur, Jacques Chirac, pourtant attaché à la Résistance - il l’avait pourtant montré à plusieurs occasions. Est-ce, en 2003, le double non…
The ideals and values of resistance, as in Corsica.
Men and women everywhere are up against barbarism. In France they have saved the honor, washed the shame of collaboration with the enemy in which Petain wanted wallow our country. Men and women have resisted. Corsican patriots have contributed to this global fight, paying with their lives for some. It should not be forgotten, in gratitude for what they have done but because the values and ideals that inspired their fight are many references, both markers in a world that really needs if he does not attend a desperate repetition of the past. That is the purpose of our association.
A rich learning period.
There are periods in history when it condenses and forms a prism that gives see everything man is capable: the best and the worst. Their study is instructive. And the second world war is perhaps the most instructive of all. Because the world had never known such a conflagration with all military and civilian casualties. More importantly, because the dividing line between the protagonists - even though it was a border defense or souverainité preserve - was ultimately dependent on the design they had rights of man and citizen. Rights trampled by the Nazis and fascists and the most sinister expressions were deportation and death camps that show ever of the fragility of what we call "civilization".
The purpose of our association: the history and memory of the Resistance in Corsica.
To do this we assign the following tasks:
- Deeper knowledge of the history of "dark years" in Corsica
- Disseminate this knowledge among young people including panel discussions, visits to places of memories, films, publications, newspapers, books and other audio-visual aids.
- Fight against attempts to deny the crimes of fascism and collaboration against the rehabilitation of irredentist Corsican and against the resurgence of racist and xenophobic ideas.
- Show the validity, even today, the values of the resistance in the program of the National Council of Resistance, and that respecting the pluralism of components that have developed.