Definitions for "Drancy"
The largest camp for the deportation of Jews from France, located near Paris, between July 1942 and August 1944. 61,000 Jews passed through on their way to Auschwitz.
Located near Paris, Drancy became the largest transit camp for deportation of Jews from France. Between July 1942 and August 1944, about 61,000 Jews were transported from Drancy to Auschwitz, where most of them perished.
The internment camp near Paris where Jews stayed before deportation to Auschwitz. Before the war, Drancy served as police barracks.