Welcome to this webpage

My name is Gregory Celerse. I was born and raised in Lille, Northern France. I am a history buff but my favorite period covers both WW1 and WW2. Discover this website, my various activities and my passions related to the rich history of my area.

I have been doing historical research since 2005 and I am the writer of four books. My works cover the Gestapo in Northern France during WW2 but also the true story of the largest evacuation of Jews from a train to Auschwitz. This story took place on September 11, 1942 in Fives – a neighborhood of Lille.

I also organize tours of the battlefields of WW& and WW2. Please refer to the different content pages related to the tours. They will allow you to discover the battlefields with a tour guide and perhaps find the grave of a relative lost during WW1.

Gregory Celerse