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Drancy (dräNsēˈ), city, 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.
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concentration camp; France’s largest Jewish deportation center. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 161]
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