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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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Al Mouadan lived in a middle-class, residential district, midway between Drancy city centre and the train station, Lagarde said, insisting that this was not an underprivileged area.
Emotional Arithmetic" revolves around a reunion between Melanie and Jakob Bronski (Max von Sydow), the noted author and fellow Drancy detainee who took the young Melanie under his wing at the time and, in a selfless act of heroism, volunteered to take her place on the Auschwitz convoy.
It was only in the late 1990s that his wartime past and connection with Drancy was exposed.
In August 1941 the French police arrested Jews who were sent to the Drancy internment camp.
West Midlands Police said officers were called to an address in Drancy Avenue, Short Heath, Walsall, shortly before 10pm on Friday after reports of a disturbance.
Many French citizens still claim, for instance, that rounded-up Jews were sent "only" to Drancy, a way-station camp near Paris, and that the transport in Nazi cattle-cars to Auschwitz was a "German" affair.
Among the thousand Jews and Christians present at Drancy for the French Declaration of Repentance was Jean-Marie Lustiger.
Modiano soon found out the dreadful reality: Dora and her parents were arrested, sent to Drancy, and then deported to Auschwitz in September of 1942.
DRANCY, France -- At a ceremony near a former Jewish deportation camp, French bishops made an unprecedented apology for their church's "silence" in the face of anti-Semitic policies during Nazi occupation in World War II.
And all of these images are related, in turn, to Kitaj's most powerful evocation of absence - his superb 1984-86 drawing of the abandoned stadium at Drancy.
During World War II he was interned in the concentration camp at Drancy, near Paris, where he died.
Taken by the Nazis from the monastery he had retired to, he died in a prison camp at Drancy.