FRENCH CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST

A memorial
Serge Klarsfeld  

 
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  TO THE FRENCH EDITION: Le Mémorial des Enfants Juifs Déportés de France

I would like to express heartfelt thanks to the individuals who freely gave so much of their time and expertise to the research and preparation of this children's memorial volume. Especially to:

Trudy Baer, who card-indexed the names of the more than 3,500 children who passed through the camps of Beaune-la-Rolande and Pithiviers. She checked each of these names against the deportation lists of 1942, to deter- mine identifying information and the last known addresses for these children. She combed the registers of daily entries to Drancy for 1943 and 1944, and, by comparing names, was able to determine the assembly as centers from which many of the children had been sent to Drancy.

Annette Zaidman, Secretary General of the Sons and Daughters of the Jews Deported from France (FFDJF), helped research the photographs and was responsible for the layout of selected passages of the Calendrier de la Persécution des Juifs de France for use in this volume's convoy histories and history of the persecution of children during the Occupation. She also helped Régine and Maurice Lippe in their time-consuming work in the Bagneux and Pantin cemeteries, where they searched for pictures of deported children. Maurice is a remarkable photographer responsible for all of the tombstone pictures, and I am very grateful to both of the Lippes. My thanks also go to my sister, Georgette Klarsfeld, who was responsible for transcription of the photo captions and the convoy histories; and to Laurence Rosengart, for helping to draw up many lists of deported children.

And to those who took an active part in collecting the photographs for this endeavor: Léon Tsetvery, Berthe Ertel, Renée Laurent, also Serge Ejnes, Jérôme Scorin, Félicie Barbanel, Jean Laloum, Madame Weisberg, Eliane Rawitz, Jean Lévy, Caroline Hellman, Peter Hellman, Génia Markon, Cynthia Haft, well as the photography department of the Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Sarah Mimoun and Vidar Jacobsen, archivists at the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine.

This book has been made possible thanks to the generous support of our friends Dr. Felix and Ruta Zandman, Cary and Sharon Koplin, and Richard and Carol Eisner.

Serge Klarsfeld
Paris,
October 1994, March 1995
 
 
   
   

FRENCH CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST

A memorial
Serge Klarsfeld

 
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