Sunday, September 2, 2012

Paris Police Records Exhibit Brochure on 1942 Round Up Of Jews In Paris Now on IAJGS Website

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

I previously posted to this forum in July about the archives of  the biggest World War II deportation of French Jews being opened up to public view for the first time. It coincided with the 70th anniversary of
the Vel' d'Hiv roundup by Paris police of over 13,000 Jews over two days--July 16-17, 1942  before being bused to the French camp at Drancy and then taken by train to the Auschwitz.death camp.  The exhibit produced a 60-page brochure--only in French--with photographs of some of the documents in the exhibit.

IAJGS received permission to post the brochure to our website.  It is a VERY large file 30 MB. The brochure is posted to the IAJGS Resources, genealogy links under holocaust and may be accessed directly by clicking on this link: http://www.iajgs.org/jgscv/pdf/HM3_brochure.pdf

The Maire du III Arrondissement where the exhibit is until the end of September, is not able to take requests for information on specific records that might pertain to your family.  The records are kept at the Mémorial de la Shoah 17,  rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier 75004 Paris, France . The link to the Mémoiral de la Shoah is also on the IAJGS website under resources: holocaust list and may be accessed by clicking:
http://www.memorialdelashoah.fr/getHomeAction.do?langage=en


Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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