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Cousins Deported to France: The Camp at Gurs March 24, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:49 pm

Surviving the Holocaust.

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Did you know that during the Holocaust some German Jews were deported not to the camps in the east, but to France? It was a revelation to me.

I left off my last post with a series of questions regarding the fate of my cousin Johanna Schoenthal and her husband Heinrich Stern, both of whom had been living in a hospice in southern France at the end of World War II. Why did they end up in France, and how long had they been there? How had they survived after the Nazis took over France in the spring of 1940? Who was Henry Kahnweiler,  the friend in Paris they named on their 1947 ship manifest when they left France for the US?  Had they had children?

Although I don’t have answers to all those questions, thanks to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the people and sources on JewishGen

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One Response to “Cousins Deported to France: The Camp at Gurs”

  1. Amy Says:

    Thank you for reblogging this, Janet.

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