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2016.1.07ab

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Postcard, Picture

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a:Front: image of children with 'Colonie d'Izieu - ete 1943' at bottom right; back: 'IZ V07' at top left with names of children and faint image from front.

b:Front: image of children with 'Colonie d'Izieu, fete a la fontaine - ete 1943' at bottom right; back:'IZ VO5' with names of children and faint image from front.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Izieu, a village in Central France, was the site of a Jewish orphanage. The 44 children housed there during the war were between the ages of five and seventeen. On April 6, 1944, Klaus Barbie's Gestapo thugs forcibly removed the children and their seven supervising adults, threw them onto trucks, shipped them to the Drancy internment camp, and from there 42 children and 5 of the supervisors were sent to Auschwitz where they were gassed. The oldest children and the superintendent were shot before a firing squad in Estonia. The director of the orphanage, Sabine Zlatin, survived the raid and lived to testify 40 years later against Barbie at his trail.

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5 1/4 x 7 1/2"

Keywords

Izieu, Children, Klaus Barbie, Gestapo, Sabine Zlatin, Drancy, Aschwitz

Real-Photo Postcard of Children of Izieu from Maison d'Izieu

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