Online Memorial to the Jews Deported from France - Update #france
The online Memorial of the Deportation of the Jews >from France at
https://stevemorse.org/france was recently updated with additional
details and links to other online resources. Among them:
- A list of 550 men considered as "half Jews" or "spouse of Arian women"
deported to the Anglo-Normand island of Alderney (Aurigny in French)
near Cherbourg have been added to the Memorial. Although their fate
was much different >from those deported to the East, they were
also deported as part of the persecution against the Jews, so their
place is in the Memorial too.
- All the survivors in 1945 - around 4,000 persons - are now indicated,
thanks to the research and recent books by Alexandre Doulut, Serge
Klarsfeld and Sandrine Labeau.
- Many links to civil records, biographies and to other memorials online
were added. This allows to identify the places of birth of many persons.
Most of the deportees were born in Poland (22,800), France (19,450),
Germany (9,000) and Ukraine (4,500) according to 2019 borders.Sephardim
and Oriental Jews born in Greece and Muslim countries amount to 5,470,
and, together with those born in France and other European countries,
their number is likely to reach 7,000, i.e. around 10% of this entire
population. Distribution tables of the deportees' origin, per country or
per country and region are now available at
For more details, look at the introduction text at
https://stevemorse.org/france/introe.html or at the article published by
Avotaynu, Spring 2019 issue.