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Drancy
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Internment- and transit camp in France during the period of German occupation. The complex in northeastern Paris, referred to as the “Judenlager” (Jewish camp) by the Germans, was from summer 1942 on an obligatory interim stop for the transport of Jews (67 of the 79 total s0-called “Konvois” from France) destined for the extermination camps, primarily to Auschwitz. Consequently, the camp had a central f…

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Poznanski, Renée, “Drancy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0186>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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