WW II - Camps for German citizens in France #general

Rony <golanron@...>

Dear friends,

I am seeking information about transfer of German population >from Germany to
Alsace (France) in 1943 and the faith of those who were transferred.

I am especially interested in the town of Epinal.

The information I am seeking is: general information, causes of transfer,
was the transfer copulsory, who determined who will be transferred, how
was it determined, how did the French treated these people at the end of
the War and what was their faith.

If a German died there, where can I trace death information (was it recorded
by the French authorities ? Can I get a copy ?) and where and how can I
trace burial information.

Thanks for any help.

Rony Golan
Ramat Hasharon, Israel

KRAMARUTSKI/ Kaunas, Vandziogale - Lithuania
SLOMOVITS/ Sighet, Rozavlea, Stramtura - Romania; Akna Szlatina - Ukraine
NAJMAN/NEIMAN - Bedevla (Beddo) Ukraine

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>

Your question may be difficult to solve. A similar question was asked
on the FrenchSig in September 2001. It was matter of a woman sent
from Germany to France in 1940. The family knew she was sent to the
French camp of Gurs (South of France), then they had an address which
could be confused with several others, scattered in the whole France
and her trace was lost. After a lot of searches during one year, at
last, in December 2002, I could learn she was sent >from Gurs to
another place, then to a hospital for elderly where she died. Once we
know the place of death, it's easy to get the death certificate.

That's why I believe there was not "general information". Each case
could be different. Let me know privately the name of the person you
are searching for, so that the information you already found, and
I'll try to help you.


Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)