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Drancy Internment Camp

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  • René Blum (1878 - 1942)
    Est inscrit sur le Mur des Noms en tant que René BLUM né le 13/03/1878 à PARIS, déporté à Auschwitz par le convoi n° 36 au départ de Drancy le ...
  • Leopold Schmelz (1893 - 1942)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Leopold Last Name Schmelz Date of Birth 30.11.1893 Place of Birth Wien Residence Wien 9, Berggasse 17/34 Deportati...
  • Hans Kornmehl (1903 - 1942)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Hans Last Name Kornmehl Date of Birth 03.11.1903 Place of Birth Wien Deportation Drancy/Auschwitz Date of Deportat...
  • Leo Soffer (1905 - c.1942)
    YAD VASHEM: Leo Soffer was born in 1905. During the war he was in France. Deported with Transport 29 from Drancy,Camp,France to Auschwitz Birkenau,Camp on 07/09/1942. Leo was murdered in the Shoah....
  • Simon Mane (1894 - 1942)
    Mané, Simon born on 29th March 1894 in Geinsheim / Neustadt a. d. Haardt (Weinstraße) / Bayern (Pfalz) resident of Wachenheim Place of Imprisonment: 12th November 1938, Dachau, concentr...

The Drancy internment camp of Paris, France, was used to hold Jews who were later deported to the extermination camps. 65,000 Jews were deported from Drancy, of whom 63,000 were murdered[1] including 6,000 children. Only 2,000 remained alive when Allied forces liberated the camp on 17 August 1944.

Drancy was under the control of the French police until 1943 when administration was taken over by SS and officer Alois Brunner. In 2001, Brunner's case was brought before a French court by Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld, which sentenced Brunner in absentia to a life sentence for crimes against humanity.

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