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  • Joseph Josef Suchistoff-Kipnis (1895 - aft.1942)
    Joseph Josef KIPNIS-SUCHISTOW: b. 30 June 1895, Warschau - d. after 7 Sept 1942, Auschwitz, HOLOCAUST N.B. Not 100% sure of this relationship but looks likely. Approximately same generation as and em...
  • Ella Suchistoff-Kipnis (1893 - aft.1942)
    Ella KIPNIS-SUCHISTOW, née NEULING: b. 8 May 1893, Anvers - d. after 7 Sept 1942, Auschwitz, HOLOCAUST Details of deportation and subsequent death courtesy of: Joseph & Ella SUCHISTOW-KIPNIS were i...
  • Gertrud Herget (1911 - 1942)
    Gertrude Gertrud HERGET, née LÖWENSTEIN/LÖBENSTEIN?: b. 7 Sept 1911, Falkenau an der Eger - d. 17 Sept 1942, Auschwitz, HOLOCAUST Birth record: SOKOLOV 1905 N 1896-1947 (77/84) Residence : Monte ...
  • Moriz Moritz Bermann (1897 - aft.1942)
    Moritz Moriz BERMANN: b. 26 May 1897, Deutschkreuz - d. after 7 Sept 1942, Auschwitz, HOLOCAUST Basic marriage data from IKG-Wien archives courtesy of Nr. 195495 Familienname Bermann...
  • Juda Meilech Grajower (1918 - 1997)
    Juda Meilech GRAJOWER: b. 14 Feb 1918, The Hague - d. 1997, Antwerp Details of deportation and subsequent survival courtesy of: Meilech was with his brother Eliezer and sister-in-law Ida in the reg...


Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

This project is created to include profiles of people who were interned in the former barracks known as "caserne Auvare" in Nice, France, before transfer to camps - mainly Drancy but also Rivesaltes - prior generally to further deportation to death camps such as Auschwitz.

Information courtesy of various sources, including the following:


During the summer of 1942, the "Caserne Auvare" - Auvare barracks - in Nice, France, became the antechamber of the deportation.
After pledging to deliver 10,000 foreign Jews from the unoccupied zone, the French government organized the deportation, issuing specific instructions to the prefects. The Auvare barracks were chosen to assemble the Jews, between their arrest and their transfer to the occupied zone.
The Prefect informed Vichy on July 31, 1942, that the Auvare barracks were made available for "the gathering of around 3,000 individuals", their surveillance being carried out by the Gendarmerie.
After the roundup of August 26, 1942, organized in the department on the initiative of the French police, the prefect reported 510 Jews arrested. They were to be handed over to the Gestapo after being regrouped at the Auvare barracks.
On August 31, a train took 557 Jews, including about twenty children living in the Alpes-Maritimes, the Basses-Alpes and Monaco, from the Saint-Roch station to Drancy, from where they were deported to Auschwitz.
3% of them survived.

On the outside wall there is a commemorative plaque.

A memorial has also recently been erected on the castle hill in Nice, next to the entrance to the Jewish cemetery there. It bears the names of those who were deported from the area to concentration camps.

Inauguration: Thursday January 30, 2020, at 12 noon on the hill of the Castle, Nice


In Nice, a new memorial was built: the wall of the names of Jews rounded up on the French Riviera and deported from Nice to the death camps, where most were murdered.

This wall includes 3,602 first and last names, and, for children under 18, their age. It is accompanied by an introductory and historical text by Serge Klarsfeld explaining the context of the persecution of Jews in this region. Erected on Castle Hill, the monument leans against one of the exterior walls of the oldest Jewish cemetery in Nice, near the monument stone honoring the Righteous Among the Nations. It is part of the memorial trail that already exists on a very busy site on the Baie des Anges.

Supported by the French Committee for Yad Vashem and the City of Nice, this project received support from the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah.

Book about this:

Rafles Nice 1942-1944

Auteur: Jean-Luc GUILLET

Préface: Serge KLARSFELD

Maison d'édition: Baie des Anges, mai 2013, ISBN # 978-2-917790-54-0

A particularly valuable website to be found here (sadly only in French):

Archives of documents relating to this era are freely accessible here:

Not easy to navigate. Very mixed categories. Takes an inordinate time to view single pages. Some pointers will be provided in the nearish future ...