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The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust by Martin Gilbert

The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust by Martin Gilbert

Author:Martin Gilbert
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Taylor and Francis


Among those deported from Paris on 13 April 1944 were several hundred Jews who had been born in Alsace, the French province annexed by Germany, first in 1870 and again in 1940. The map on the far right shows some of the towns, villages and hamlets in which these deportees were born, many of them during the period of German rule before the First World War.

In all, 1,500 Jews were deported from Paris to Auschwitz on 13 April 1944, among them 148 children under 12, and a 16-yearold girl, Simone Jacob, who had been born in Nice. Miss Jacob was one of 100 deportees from this particular train who survived Auschwitz. Later, as Simone Veil, she became Minister of Health in the French Government, and, in July 1979, President of the European Parliament at Strasbourg.

From the second Paris deportation that month, on 29 April 1944, those killed included the Yiddish poet from Warsaw, Yitzak Katznelson. His wife and most of his family had already been killed at Treblinka.

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