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Plaque commémorative

Plaque in memory of the deported Jewish pupils and students at the Raoul Dufy Middle School. More than a million children were murdered in the extermination camps. Nearly eleven thousand Jewish children were deported from France, including about two thousand under six years old. Their only crime was to have been born Jewish. Institutions of education often preserved traces of the children: here, notebooks are testimony, there, class photos put a face on them. Most of them were born in France, but were, as Klarsfeld put it "treated like foreigners. The majority of them were turned over to the... Read more

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Address : 74 rue Mazenod , 69003 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.758593 , 4.847492
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Deportation
  • Persecution
  • Repression
  • Collaboration
  • Rhone
  • Genocide
  • Population movements
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Plaque in memory of the deported Jewish pupils and students at the Raoul Dufy Middle School. More than a million children were murdered in the extermination camps. Nearly eleven thousand Jewish children were deported from France, including about two thousand under six years old. Their only crime was to have been born Jewish. Institutions of education often preserved traces of the children: here, notebooks are testimony, there, class photos put a face on them. Most of them were born in France, but were, as Klarsfeld put it "treated like foreigners. The majority of them were turned over to the Germans by Vichy or rounded up later by the Nazis themselves using records established by the French administration."

According to the Centre de Documentation sur la Déportation des Enfants Juifs (CCDEJ) (Center for Documentation on the Deportation of Jewish Children) in Lyon, 288 children were deported from Lyon and the neighboring region in 1943 and 1944. Some of them attended this school, this middle school, this high school. This plaque is a tribute to them.

Source: Serge Klarsfeld, Le mémorial des enfants juifs déportés de France, tome 4, Fayard, 2001

Carte des lieux de mémoire de la ville de Lyon

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