concerning the Jews during the Holocaust
Genealogical researches.concerning Jews deported from France (not only
French Jews but also the foreign refugees who were arrested in France
and deported) are not easy since some families have been entirely
exterminated. Nevertheless some sources are available to retrieve their
memory and facilitate research.
The present page is condensed from the French
, where more
details are given.
June 2, 1941, the Vichy government promulgated the second Jewish status. He orders the registration of Jews in the southern zone, unoccupied. In Marseille, 1621 declarations of the Jews were indexed.They only affect some individuals and families resident and refugees in this city.
DEPORTEES et other victims from FRANCE
After 1945, when it appeared that many deportees had "disappeared",
The death acts rectified according to the above mentioned law are
published as nominative lists in the Journal Officiel. The
corresponding Website is given by this
There is also another (non-official) website, operated on a voluntary
basis, with the same information and more, in English : click here
Following a work iniated by Daniel Carouge, Patrick CHEYLAN made a
database with the same
basic informations but classified according to the birth countries :
At present (march 2010), this site give the death certificate of 56.810
deportees (both Jewish and non-Jewish)
An interesting database concerning the Jew deported from France has
been made available since January 2005 by "le Mémorial de la Shoah",
new name of CDJC : http://www.memorialdelashoah.org
This database contains essentially all information gathered by Beate et
Serge Klarsfeld in their book "Mémorial de la Déportation des Juifs de
France" (Paris 1978). it is important to note that in its present
state, this database online contains a great deal of errors. Many of
these errors have been corrected in the database of the Memorial's
library (accessible only on the spot). Unfortunately many of these
errors subsist online and on the Memorial Wall: spelling errors, date
errors and above all absence of the names of certain deportees
(arrested under a false name). There are also the names of some people
who for various reasons were not deported.
Le Mémorial de
la déportation des Juifs de France
by Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, Paris 1978)
Everybody knows this book in which Serge Klarsfeld collected copies of
all original lists drawn up by the Drancy administration before the
departure of each convoy. These lists mention the surnames and given
names of the deportees as well as their birth dates and birth places.
Serge Klarsfeld has promised to publish a new edition of this book,
correcting many mistakes and omissions, giving the addresses of the
deportees. This new edition would also mention the victimes who died in
camps in France or were shot. This new edition would also provide the
married women's maiden names.
This new edition is beginning to appear
The first four volumes of this new edition have been published
since the end of 2006. The first one is a thick volume 21 x 29,7 x 3,5
cm, 600 pages,
Present price: 30 euros. It is published by the FFDJF, Paris, in common
with the "Beate Klarsfeld Foundation". To see the cover page, click here
This new edition will comprise 8 volumes, i.e. 80 000 names :
Volume 1 : "Families from the roundup of the Vél d'Hiv", namely the
convoys # 4, 5, 6, 13 - 16, 21 - 25.
This volume, as the following ones, is made of two parts with the same
information : first the lists in alphabetical order (members of the
same family being together) and the second part separately for each
In this new edition Serge Klarsfeld gives for each deportee : convoy
number, surname, given name, maiden name (for wives), age, birth date
and place, address (street, street number, city), internment camp.
The lists are preceded by a long explanation concerning the roundup of
the Vel d'Hiv, since parents were separated from their children,
members of the same family were dispersed and deported by different
convoys and often with different spelling of their surname. S.
Klarsfeld did his best to reunify these families in his list..
Volume 2 : lists of convoys 1, 2, 3, 7 à 12, i.e. the roundups of
Summer 1942 in the "Occupied Zone".
Volume 3 : lists of convoys 17, 18, 19, 26 à 33, i.e. the roundups of
Summer 1942 in the "Free Zone".
Volume 4 : lists of convoys 34 - 45, i.e. the roundups of Autumn 1942
in the "Occupied Zone".
Volume 5 : the 17 convoys of 1943
Volume 6 : the 15 convoys of 1944
Volume 7 : list of the people who died in Franc, in the camps and those
who were shot ; list of survivors (between 2 500 and 3 000).
Volume 8 : general alphabetical of volumes 1-7 (80 000 names)
The volume already published are available from S. Klarsfeld and from
de la Shoah".
Livre-Mémorial des déportés de France arrêtés par mesure de répression
et dans certains cas par mesure de persécution 1940-1945
by FMD (Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Déportation)
The "Fundation for the memory of the Deportation (F.M.D.)
be confused with the Fundation for the
memory of the Shoah http://www.fondationshoah.org
published in 2004
this "Memorial-book of the persons deported from France because of
repression and in some cases because of persecution."
This work is totally independent from Klarsfeld's book. It has 1500
pages. An alphabetical index allows one to retrieve easily the name of
a deportee and the convoy number and eventually the fate of the
deportee, whether he came back or not, where and when he died.....
This book does not contain the lists
of Jewish deportation contained in
Nevertheless, many Jews are found in this book if they were arrested as
resistants, without the Germans knowing they were Jews.
Our member Françoise JOB has just published a new edition of her book
"La déportation des Juifs de
Lorraine, Le Camp d'Internement
d'Ecrouves", Ecrouves is a small village near Toul , which was
equivalent of Drancy for Lorraine. More than 4000 people were interned
there within three years.
The camp was created by the Vichy government to gather opponents such
as communists, gaullists and Resistance fighters but later the Germans
took the camp in charge and used it to gather arrested Jews before they
were sent "for an unknown destination.... ".
The book is published by the "Fils and Filles des Déportés Juifs de
France" and is prefaced by Serge Klarsfeld.
On the front page of the book, a picture shows a group of 25 Jews
interned at Ecrouves
. Only two of them have been identified up to now.
The author urgently asks anybody who can identify other members of the
group to inform her.
Daniel Fuchs, one of the two authors of the "Memorial of the Deportation
of Bas-Rhin", that the CGJ has in his library, has posted his work with
the cooperation of friendly and competent team of the Judaïsme
Français pour Yad Vashem
33 rue Navier
Tél/Fax : 01 47 20 99 57
Site web : http://www.yadvashem-France.org/
Courriel : firstname.lastname@example.org
de la Shoah
(nouveau nom du CDJC)
17, rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier
Tél : 01 42 77 44 72 (standard et serveur vocal)
Fax : 01 53 01 17 44
Site web: http://www.memorialdelashoah.org/
Courriel : email@example.com
Fondation pour la
mémoire de la Shoah
52, boulevard Malesherbes
Tél. 01 53 42 63 10
Fax. 01 53 42 63 11
Site web : http://www.fondationshoah.org
|Fondation pour la
mémoire de la déportation
Hôtel National des Invalides
71, rue Saint-Dominique
Tél. 01 47 05 31 88
Fax. 01 44 42 35 62
Site web : http://www.fmd.asso.fr
Courriel : firstname.lastname@example.org
We have several times be asked informations concerning the Camp of
Natzwiller-Struthof, unique extermination camp situated in France,
about 50 km from Strasbourg.
The CRDP of Reims présents a very good presentation of this camp (in
On the other hand, Jewishgen has just put on line
a document (in English) extracted from the book "Die Namen der Nummern"
(The names of numbers), written by a German newspaperman, Hans-Joachim
Lang, who spent several years to identify 86 victims of experiments
which were found in this camp (where thousands of deportees died) at
the end of WW2, from the number tattooed on their arm and who wrote
their individual histories. The list of these 86 victims is found on
this site. They are mainly of Greek origin but a few came from other
countries, including a Frenchman. The site of Jewishgen gives a link to
the site of the book "Die Namen der
Nummern" where are given the
biographies of the 86 victims (in German) :
The text published by JewishGen contains a few mistakes, which will
soon be corrected. The remains of these victims were first buried in
October 1945 in the Municipal Cemetery of Strasbourg Robertsau and
transferred in September 1951 in the Jewish Cemetery of
Strasbourg-Cronenbourg. Two plates have been officially inaugurated in
November 2005, giving the names of these 86 victims, one at
Strasbourg-Cronenbourg, the other one on the external wall of the
Anatomy Institute of the University Hospital of Strasbourg.
Moreover, the Great-Rabbi Abraham Deutsch was not present in November
2005 since he died in 1992.
Our member Ernest
Kallmann obtained and exploited unpublished documents concerning the
preparation of the reprisal
convoy #50 that left Drancy on March 4, 1943 towards Maidanek.
These documents, once analyzed with the help of other members, bring
new information on what happened to foreign Jews in France during the
appears that out of the 920 people involved, the fate of 73 people,
still alive at that time, is unknown.
The result of this study is available on the site «
ordinaire » devoted to the French internment camps (1939-1945)
http://www.convoi73.org Courriel : email@example.com
Yad Vashem is an institution created by the State of Israel in 1953.
Since 1955, it gathers pages of testimony in Israel and all over the
world to save from oblivion the memory of the Jews who did not survive.
The Pages of Testimony are sent to Yad Vashem by parents or friends of
the missing people. They contain biographical details on the victims.
Thirty thousand new Pages of Testimony are collected each year. About
collected since 1955.
The whole of these Pages of Testimony can be consulted on line on Yad
Vashem's site. Several entries are available for a research: surname,
given name, birth date and birth place, place of residence during the
war.One can enter the site of Yad Vashem http://names.yadvashem.org/
directly on the research
Informations given in these Pages of Testimony are very interesting and
also, quite often, those concerning the person who send the testimony,
with his/her address.
The American Jewih Joint
Committee has supported since 1945 the Jewish "displaced persons"
involved in their resettlement when they did not want to return to
their country of origin. This site is an online collection of documents
concerning their emigration.
The site publishes a database of victims of the Holocaust in Austria.
This site is an online collection of documents relating to the
Holocaust in the Czech Republic, mainly concerning missing persons in Theresienstadt
This website Centropa
collect testymonies about Jews from Eastern Europa. Choos for example a family name.
The New York Public Library
published many Yizko books.
Usefull addresses :
Yad Vashem :
P.O.B. 3477, Jérusalem, Israël 91034
Tel. : (0 )2 675 16 11
Fax : (0) 2 643 35 11
Website : http://www.yadvashem.org/
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org