Preface by Serge Klarsfeld.
How could a model housing estate, conceived for the well-being of its inhabitants, be transformed into the principal transit camp before deportation to the Nazi extermination camps for the great majority of the Jews of France during the Second World War ?
This new book provides access, for the first time, to all the photographs and drawings currently in the possession of the Memorial of the Shoah relating to the history of Drancy camp (1941-1944). From the mass of archives emerges the precise, well-documented story of this internment camp.
Jacques Fredj is the director of the Memorial of the Shoah, curator of permanent exhibitions at the Memorial of the Shoah in Paris and the Memorial of the Shoah in Drancy.
Historian Serge Klarsfeld is the Chairman of the association of The Sons and Daughters of the Deported Jews of France and vice-Chairman of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah.