Interactive Map Charts Every Child Deported From France During Holocaust

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A French historian has created an interactive map charting the location of every child deported from France to the Nazi death camps between July 1942 and August 1944.

More than 11,400 children were transported east by the Nazis and their French accomplices, most of them to Auschwitz.

The map shows a series of red circles scattered across the country, from Paris to Marseille, varying in size depending on the number of children deported. With the exception of Corsica, at least one red circle is present in every department in France.

Users can zoom in on towns and cities to see the exact location where each child was arrested and taken away for deportation.

Enter an address and the map will show the locations of deportees arrested nearby, along with their names and ages.

The map is the creation of French historian Jean-Luc Pinol, based on data collected by Holocaust documenter and former Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld.

It is part of an exhibit on display outside the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, located in Paris’s 3rd arrondissement, from where 577 Jewish children were deported by the Nazis.

The map is part of a virtual exhibition, available online.

Interactive map of Holocaust children deported from France.Credit: Screenshot

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