Drancy


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Drancy

(dräNsē`), city (1990 pop. 60,928), Seine–Saint Denis dept., N central France. An industrial suburb NE of Paris, Drancy produces automobile brakes, aircraft, and hardware. There are also breweries and printing plants. During World War II, Drancy was the site of a Nazi concentration camp.

Drancy

concentration camp; France’s largest Jewish deportation center. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 161]
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A young woman who had saved dozens of children was finally arrested and sent to Drancy.
The multi-wagon train was travelling in the Drancy suburb near Paris when one of the wagons came off the rails, media and official reports said.
During that same visit, both the AJC delegation and Minister Valls were guests of honor at a special interfaith dinner hosted by the Imam of Drancy, and attended by 150 Imams, the Israeli Ambassador to France, and leaders of France's Jewish community.
Valentina Terechkova est citoyenne d'honneur de 15 villes du monde : Kalouga et Iaroslavl en Russie, Vitebsk en Bielorussie, Baikonour et Karaganda au Kazakhstan, Gumri en Armenie, Montreuil et Drancy en France, Montgomery en Grande-Bretagne, Polizzi Generosa en Italie, Darkhan en Mongolie, Sofia, Bourgas,Petric, Stara Zagora, Pleven et Varna en Bulgarie et Bratislava en Slovaquie.
Kofman's father, a rabbi, was arrested at the Kofman family home on Rue Ordener on 16 July 1942, and was taken, with the 13,000 other Jews also rounded up that day, to the Velodrome d'Hiver before being transported first to Drancy and then to Auschwitz.
While in charge of the Drancy internment camp outside Paris during World War II, as well as similar centers in Slovakia and elsewhere, Brunner oversaw the deportation of at least 140,000 Jews to the death camps in present-day Poland.
Dans ce cas, lorsque Banjamin Fondane a ete arrete a cote de sa sceur, Lina, pour etre Juifs, et emprisonne a Drancy (3), c'est Mircea Eliade qui a fait des efforts considerables pour moyenner sa liberation.
It was convoy number 73, which departed from Drancy on May 15, 1944.
On the country road that goes by the camp at Rivesaltes, now in ruins, there is already a small roadside memorial for those who were kept there--refugees from the Spanish civil war, Jews collected there to be sent on to Drancy and the Nazi death camps, and the Harkis.
Among many graffiti on walls inside Drancy concentration camp near Paris, these scratched capitals stand out clear and strong, testing and really taxing translation.
Now compare Smith to the far more typical case of Drancy Deshann
Julia travels from Drancy o Tuscany to New York on the trail of a little girl wearing a yellow star.