Vénissieux

Plaques commémoratives

After the round-up of August 26, 1942, 1017 Jews were emprisoned in a transit camp in Venissieux on their way to deportation. 545 people were sent to Drancy to be deported to Auschwitz. 471, including 108 children, managed to escape deportation thanks to the help of individuals and associations. A plaque was inaugurated on August 26, 2012, a few meters from the transit camp to pay homage to "all those who, whether as individuals or in charitable associations, participated from August 26 to 29, 1942, in rescuing the foreign Jews arrested in the Rhône Alps region and brought to the camp in Venissieux."

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Coordinates

Address : 25 avenue de la République , 69200 Vénissieux
GPS Coordinates : 45.707585 , 4.868147
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Rescue
  • Deportation
  • Persecution
  • Repression
  • Collaboration
  • Internement
  • Rhone
  • Genocide
  • Population movements
Complete description of site

After the round-up of August 26, 1942, 1017 Jews were emprisoned in a transit camp in Venissieux on their way to deportation. 545 people were sent to Drancy to be deported to Auschwitz. 471, including 108 children, managed to escape deportation thanks to the help of individuals and associations. A plaque was inaugurated on August 26, 2012, a few meters from the transit camp to pay homage to "all those who, whether as individuals or in charitable associations, participated from August 26 to 29, 1942, in rescuing the foreign Jews arrested in the Rhône Alps region and brought to the camp in Venissieux."

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