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The Jérémie Vespers refer to a massacre that took place in August, September and October 1964 in the Haitian town of Jérémie. It took place after a group of 13 young Haitians calling
themselves "Jeune Haiti" landed on August 6 1964 at Petite-Rivière
de Dame-Marie with the intention of overthrowing the regime of Francois Duvalier, also known
as Papa Doc. They were Max Armand, his brother Jacques Armand, Gérald Marie Brierre, Miko Chandler, Louis Drouin, Charles Forbin, Jean Gerdes, Réginald
Jourdan, Yvon Laraque, Marcel Numa, Roland Rigaud, Gusley Villedrouin and Jacques Wadestrand.
Several of the group were from the town of Jérémie. During two months they fought in the hills, the regime ordered the arrest and murder of Jeune
Haiti's family members. 27 people were murdered, ranging in age from 85 year old Mrs Chenier Villedrouin, to 2 year old Régine Sansaricq.
The murdered were:
- Louis Drouin Sr, father of Louis Drouin,
- Louise Degraff, his wife
- Guy Drouin, brother of Louis Drouin
- Alice Drouin, sister of Louis Drouin Jr.
- Gérard Guilbaud, Alice's husband
- Mrs. Chenier Villedrouin (nee Corinne Sansaricq) (85 years old), mother of Guy and Victor Villedrouin
- Victor Villedrouin
- Roseline Drouin, Guy Villedrouin's wife and sister of Louis Drouin Jr
- Fernande Villedrouin, sister of Guy and Victor,
- Guy Villedrouin, brother of Victor Villedrouin,
- Adeline Chassagne, Victor Villedrouin's wife,
- Lisa Villedrouin(18 years old), their daughter,
- Frantz Villedrouin (16 years old) their son
- Pierre Sansaricq
- Louise Laforest, Pierre's wife,
- Jean-Claude Sansaricq, their son,
- Graziela Sansaricq, Jean-Claude's wife,
- Lily Sansaricq , sister of Pierre Sansaricq,
- Fred Sansaricq, son of Pierre,
- Hubert Sansaricq, son of Pierre
- Reynold Sansaricq, son of Pierre
- Marie-Catherine Sansaricq (10 years old) daughter of Pierre,
- Edith Laforest, Louise Laforest's sister
- Jean-Pierre Sansaricq (6 years old), son of Jean-Claude and Louise,
- Stéphane Sansaricq (4 years old), son of Jean-Claude and Louise,
- Régine Sansaricq (2 years old), daughter of Jean-Claude and Louise,
- Pierre-Richard Sansaricq.
The members of "Jeune Haiti" were killed one by one in combat with Haiti's army, until the last two survivors, Louis Drouin and Marcel Numa,
out of ammunition, were captured alive, brought back to Port-au-Prince and shot in public against the cemetery wall on November 12, 1964.