Drancy Internment & Transit camp for French Jews, in use 1941-1944. An unfinished housing complex was brought in to use, for helping the Germans with the extermination of all French Jews and also all the refugees who had been arriving since 1933.
A French Jew at sits amongst the dead at Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp, a sub-camp of Buchenwald concentration camp, following the camp’s liberation by the U.S. 3rd Armored Division and various 104th Infantry Division attachments on 11 April 1945. Near Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany. April 1945.
documents coming from the Archives of Paris Police Prefecture and showing lists of Jewish people registered during WWII, are presented for an exhibition of French archives on Shoah in Paris. The archives of the biggest World War II deportation of French Jews are being opened up to public view for the first time. It coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv roundup by Paris police of some 13,000 Jews over two days who were then sent to Auschwitz death camp. 7/18/2012
Sobibor-Over this period, about 70-80,000 Galician Jews, 145-150,000 Jews from the General-Government and 25,000 Slovak Jews were murdered. In March 1943 the first transport of French Jews arrived. Between March and July 1943, 19 Dutch transports brought 35,000 Jews from Holland. In the last months of its operation, Sobibor was used to murder the Jews of the Vilna, Minsk, and Lida ghettos. It is estimated that 250,000 Jews were murdered at Sobibor