48°55′11″N, 2°27′05″E. Drancy is an industrial commune in the NE suburbs of Paris, located 10.8 km. (6.7 miles) from the center of Paris.During WWII the largest deportation center for Jews of France to the east.
Drancy Concentration Camp Memorial: Three miles northeast of Paris in the town of Drancy, a brutal and deplorable transit camp for Jews was in operation in an unfinished complex of apartment buildings between 1941 and 1944. An outdoor monument was dedicated in 1976 and includes a boxcar used to transport Jews to Auschwitz from Drancy. In 1976, the Memorial to the Deportation at Drancy was created by sculptor Shelomo Selinger to commemorate the French Jews imprisoned in the camp. Métro: Bobigny/Pablo Picasso. The memorial is at the Cité de la Muette. Métro: Bobigny/Pablo Picasso. [January 2008]
The Drancy internment camp was an assemly and detention camp for confining Jews who were later deported to the extermination camps during the German military administration of Occupied France during World War II. Wikipedia
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