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Drancy Internment Camp

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  • Otto Donath (1905 - 1942)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes Vorname Otto Nachname Donath Geburtstag 24.11.1905 (INCORRECT MONTH) Geburtsort Wien Deportation Drancy/Auschwitz Deportation...
  • Hugo Leimdörfer (1889 - 1942)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Hugo Last Name Leimdorfer Date of Birth 20.09.1889 Place of Birth Wien Residence Wien 2, Heinestrasse Deportation ...
  • Franz Herschmann (1888 - 1942)
    Source: Le Memorial de la deportation des juifs de france, Beate et Serge Klarsfeld, Paris 1978 Last Name: Herschmann First Name: Franz Gender (according to given name): Male Date of Birth: 2...
  • Bernhard Siegfried Rothschild (1894 - 1942)
    Rothschild, Siegfried Bernhard born on 07th July 1894 in Dortmund / - / Westfalen resident of Düsseldorf Emigration: Monaco Deportation destination: from Drancy 17th August 1942, Auschwitz, ...
  • Margarete "Grete" Rothschild (Baum) (1906 - 1942)
    Rothschild, Maguerite Margarete Grete née Baum born on 30th December 1906 in Düsseldorf / - / Rheinprovinz resident of Frankfurt am Main and Düsseldorf Emigration: 06th Februar...

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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