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Object ID

2014.1.160

Object Name

Postcard, Picture

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Description

Front: A black and white photograph of high-rise apartments with white text in French.Back: Black printed postcard lines.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Drancy was a 1930's high-rise apartment complex in the northeast suburb of Paris before the Nazis confiscated it and utilized it as an internment camp to hold Jews and other 'undesirables' who were later deported to the extermination camps. 65,000 Jews were deported from Drancy, of whom 63,000 were murdered, including 6,000 children. The Vichy government under Petain and Laval cooperated with Nazi Germany, hunting down foreign and French Jews and turning them over to the Gestapo for transport to the Third Reich's extermination centers.

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Keywords

Drancy, France

Subcollection

1943-1945: Rescue, Aid and Liberation

Drancy Internment Camp Postcard

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