Drancy Internment Camp

Location
Drancy, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
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With the cooperation of he Vichy French government, the Drancy internment camp of Paris, France, was used to hold Jews who were later deported to the extermination camps. Barbed wire surrounded the building and its courtyard. The capacity of the camp was 5,000 prisoners. Five subcamps, used primarily as warehouses for personal property confiscated from Jews, were located throughout Paris. 65,000 Jews were deported from Drancy, of whom 63,000 were murdered including 6,000 children.

On August 15-16, 1944, as Allied forces neared, the German authorities in Drancy fled after burning all camp documents. Only 2,000 remained alive when Allied forces liberated the camp on August 17, 1944.

GPS Coordinates: 48.9233, 2.46

  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
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