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2014.1.456abc

Object Name

Record, Military

Date

2-11-1943

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A yellow folder and several sheets of typewritten information in German with red "confidenciel" stamps.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Klaus Barbie was an S.S. lieutenant and Gestapo member who personally tortured French Resistance prisoners and Jews while stationed in Lyon, France from 1942 to 1944. This two page document concerns "dismantling" a Jewish committee the "Union Generale des Israeliens de la France" (U.G.I.F.) in Lyon. The documents describe the arrest of eighty-six Jews at Saint Catherine No. 12 Street of Lyons on February 9, 1943. The raid was ordered by Barbie. The Jews had helped themselves and others who wanted to escape to Switzerland by illegal passage. All detainees were arrested and searched. Forged documents were found. The eighty-six arrested Jews were transferred to a concentration camp (i.e. Auschwitz). The document has hand stamps in French indicating that it is "Confidential". Included wiht this document is the original folder with typed label on top tied by a hand stamp.

Barbie, also known as "The Butcher of Lyon," is responsible for personally torturing his priosners: men, women and children. It is thought that he is responsible for the deaths of up to 14,000 people, including a leader of the French Resistance Jean Moulin. Barbie ordered the deportation of Auschwitz of forty-four Jewish children from an orphanage at Izieu in 1944.

Dimensions

a: 12 x 9 1/4"; b: 11 1/2 x 8 1/8"; c: 8 3/4 x 8 1/4"

Keywords

arrest, Lyon, Union Generale des Israeliens de la France, Saint Catherine, Switzerland, Auschwitz

Military Document Describing the Arrest of Jews in Lyon, France, Ordered By Klaus Barbie

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